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 Biblical use
The name specifically refers to place at which the final eschatological battle would take place, the Hill of Megiddo (הר מגידו, har megiddo), several Old Testament battles allegedly took place round Megiddo'. Some Christians believe that a literal battle will take place at or near Megiddo while others see the relevant text as metaphorical. 
Armageddon is more commonly (but slightly incorrectly) used as a Biblical term for the actual battle/event between the forces of God and Satan. Rare planetary alignments may indicate the start of events leading up to Armageddon, notably the rise of Antichrist.
 Common use
Figuratively, any battle that would bring about the end of the world can be considered an "Armageddon." With the advent of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear war, this has become a real possibility, one that keeps many defense analysts awake during the night and well-paid during the day. It is sometimes used for natural causes of the end of the world, such as in the film Armageddon, which details a fictional account of a potential asteroid impact.
 See also
- Last Judgement
- RationalWiki's Guide to Revelation (the book where
John the Apostle John the Baptist John the Fisherman"John" gets a really bad trip)
- Predictions of the end of the world (a list)
- 2012 apocalypse