Definition of infodemic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinfəˈdemik/

Entry from US English dictionary


A surfeit of information about a problem that is viewed as being a detriment to its solution.
Example sentences
  • Join top CEOs to explore which risks are most susceptible to infodemics and, together, develop new strategies in reputation risk management.
  • What is more, the information epidemic - or ‘infodemic’ - has made the public health crisis harder to control and contain.
  • Cherkasky, 56, doesn't believe that pandemic will be avian flu but is worried about what he calls an ‘infodemic’.


Early 21st century: blend of information and epidemic.

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Syllabification: in·fo·dem·ic

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