Apocalyptic A*poc`a*lyp"tic, Apocalyptical A*poc`a*lyp"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to a revelation, or, specifically, to the Revelation of St. John; containing, or of the nature of, a prophetic revelation. [1913 Webster]

2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling an apocalypse, in senses 3 or 4. [1913 Webster]

{Apocalyptic number}, the number 666, mentioned in --Rev. xiii. 18., in which it is described as the number of the ``beast of the earth''. It has been variously interpreted. Some fundamentalist Christians consider it to be the number of the Devil, and avoid or fear objects containing that number. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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