- The definition of a cascade is a waterfall over a steep and rocky area or anything that resembles a waterfall.
- An example of cascade is what one will find at Niagara Falls.
- An example of cascade is hair falling down out of a bun.
- Cascade means to fall like a waterfall.
An example of cascade is for hair to fall down in waves from a bun.
A cascading waterfall.
A beautiful cascade in the mountains.
cascade definition by Webster's New World
- a small, steep waterfall, esp. one of a series
- anything suggesting this, as a shower of sparks or an arrangement of lace in rippling folds
- a connected series, as of amplifiers for an increase in output
Origin: French ; from Italian cascata ; from cascare, to fall ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form casicare ; from past participle of Classical Latin cadere: see case
cascade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
- Something, such as lace, thought to resemble a waterfall or series of small waterfalls, especially an arrangement or fall of material.
- A succession of stages, processes, operations, or units.
- Electronics A series of components or networks, the output of each of which serves as the input for the next.
- A chemical or physiological process that occurs in successive stages, each of which is dependent on the preceding one, and often producing a cumulative effect: an enzymatic cascade.
Origin: French, from Italian cascata, from cascare, to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicāre, from Latin cadere; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
cascade - Computer Definition
A connected series of devices or images. It often implies that the second and subsequent device takes over after the previous one is used up. For example, cascading tapes in a dual-tape backup system means the second tape is written after the first one is full. In a PC, a second IRQ chip is cascaded to the first, doubling the number of interrupts.
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