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cascade

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noun cas·cade \(ˌ)kas-ˈkād\

Simple Definition of cascade

  • : a small, steep waterfall; especially : one that is part of a series of waterfalls

  • : a large amount of something that flows or hangs down

  • : a large number of things that happen quickly in a series

Full Definition of cascade

  1. 1 :  a steep usually small fall of water; especially :  one of a series

  2. 2 a :  something arranged or occurring in a series or in a succession of stages so that each stage derives from or acts upon the product of the preceding <blood clotting involves a biochemical cascade> b :  a fall of material (as lace) that hangs in a zigzag line

  3. 3 :  something falling or rushing forth in quantity <a cascade of sound> <a cascade of events>

Examples of cascade

  1. Her hair was arranged in a cascade of curls.

  2. That decision set off a cascade of events.



Origin of cascade

French, from Italian cascata, from cascare to fall, from Vulgar Latin *casicare, from Latin casus fall


First Known Use: 1641


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cascade

verb cas·cade

Simple Definition of cascade

  • : to flow or hang down in large amounts

Full Definition of cascade

cas·cad·edcas·cad·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fall, pour, or rush in or as if in a cascade

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to cause to fall like a cascade

  5. 2 :  to connect in a cascade arrangement

Examples of cascade

  1. The water cascades over the rocks.

  2. Her hair cascaded down around her shoulders.



1702

First Known Use of cascade

1702


CASCADE Defined for Kids

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cascade

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noun cas·cade \ka-ˈskād\

Definition of cascade

  1. :  a steep usually small waterfall




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cascade

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verb cas·cade

Definition of cascade

cas·cad·edcas·cad·ing

  1. :  to flow or fall rapidly and in large quantity <Tears cascaded from the baby's eyes.>




Medical Dictionary

cascade

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noun cas·cade \(ˌ)kas-ˈkād\

Medical Definition of cascade

  1. :  a molecular, biochemical, or physiological process occurring in a succession of stages each of which is closely related to or depends on the output of the previous stage <a cascade of enzymatic reactions> <the cascade of events comprising the immune response>





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