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Meaning of CASCADE

Pronunciation:  kas'keyd

Matching Terms:  cascade down, cascade everlasting, cascade liquefier, cascade method, cascade penstemon, cascade range, cascade system, cascade transformer, cascades, cascades frog, cascading menu, cascading style sheets

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1. A huge volume of spurious error-messages output by a compiler with poor error recovery. Too frequently, one trivial syntax error (such as a missing ")" or "}") throws the parser out of synch so that much of the remaining program text, whether correct or not, is interpreted as garbaged or ill-formed.

2. A chain of usenet followups, each adding some trivial variation or riposte to the text of the previous one, all of which is reproduced in the new message; an include war in which the object is to create a sort of communal graffito.

3. A collection of interconneced networking devices, typically hubs, that allows those devices to act together as a logical repeater.

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