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(in the New Testament) the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgement; the place where this will be fought. In extended usage, Armageddon means a dramatic and catastrophic conflict, especially one seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race.

The name is Greek, and comes from Hebrew har mĕgiddōn ‘hill of Megiddo’ (see Megiddo).

Subjects: Religion — Warfare and Defence.

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