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Meaning of CASCADE

Pronunciation:  kas'keyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower; "a little shower of rose petals"; "a sudden cascade of sparks"
  2. [n]  a succession of stages or operations or processes or units; "progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring"; "separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes"
  3. [n]  a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  4. [v]  arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
  5. [v]  rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

CASCADE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cascade down, shower
 See Also: arrange, come down, descend, descent, fall, falls, go down, set up, succession, waterfall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cas*cade"\, n. [F. cascade, fr. It. cascata, fr.
    cascare to ball.]
    A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a
    waterfall less than a cataract.
          The silver brook . . . pours the white cascade.
          Now murm'ring soft, now roaring in cascade. --Cawper.
  2. \Cas*cade"\, v. i.
    1. To fall in a cascade. --Lowell.
    2. To vomit. [Slang] --Smollett.
Computing Dictionary

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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Biology Dictionary
  1. An entire series of reactions which occurs as a result of a single trigger reaction or compound.
  2. A stream segment with a stepped series of drops characterized by exposed rocks and boulders, high gradient, swift current and much turbulence.
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