Cascade meaning

kăs-kād
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.

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Something, such as lace, thought to resemble a waterfall or series of small waterfalls, especially an arrangement or fall of material.
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Cascade means to fall like a waterfall.

An example of cascade is for hair to fall down in waves from a bun.

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A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
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(electronics) A series of components or networks, the output of each of which serves as the input for the next.
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A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring.

A cascade of abusive comments.

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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.

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A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
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(figuratively) A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.
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To connect in a series.
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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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A series of electrical (other types of) components, the output of any one being connected to the input of the next; See also daisy chain.
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(juggling) A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand.
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(Internet) A sequence of absurd short messages posted to a newsgroup by different authors, each one responding to the most recent message and quoting the entire sequence to that point (with ever-increasing indentation).
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(intransitive) To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
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To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall.
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To occur as a causal sequence.
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(archaic, slang) To vomit.
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An administrative district in Seychelles.
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To fall in or as if in a cascade.
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To occur in a sequence or successive stages.

Circumstances that cascaded into a crisis.

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To cause to fall in or as if in a cascade.

Cascaded the ingredients into the bowl.

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To cause to occur in a sequence or successive stages.

Wholesale price reductions that are cascaded down to the consumer.

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A small, steep waterfall, esp. one of a series.
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Anything suggesting this, as a shower of sparks or an arrangement of lace in rippling folds.
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A connected series, as of amplifiers for an increase in output.
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To fall or drop in a cascade.
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A succession of stages, processes, operations, or units.
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A series of chemical or physiological processes that occur in successive stages, each of which is dependent on the preceding one, to produce a culminating effect. The steps involved in the clotting of blood occur as a cascade.
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Origin of cascade

  • French from Italian cascata from cascare to fall from Vulgar Latin casicāre from Latin cadere kad- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French cascade, from Italian cascata, from cascare (“to fall”)

    From Wiktionary