Definitions for Cascadekæsˈkeɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cas•cadekæsˈkeɪd(n.; v.)-cad•ed, -cad•ing.
(n.)a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface.
Category: Geography (terms)
a series of shallow or steplike waterfalls, either natural or artificial.
Category: Geography (terms)
anything that resembles a waterfall, esp. in seeming to flow or fall in abundance; torrent.
an arrangement of a lightweight fabric in folds falling one over another.
an arrangement of component devices, as electrolytic cells, each of which feeds into the next in succession.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
a series of reactions catalyzed by enzymes that are activated sequentially by successive products of the reactions, resulting in an amplification of the initial response.
(v.t.)to fall or cause to fall in or like a cascade.
Origin of cascade:
1635–45; < F < It cascata, der. of casc(are) to fall < VL
a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
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"
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"
cascade, cascade down(verb)
rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
A waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
Now murm'ring soft, now roaring in cascade. -Cawper
A stream or sequence of a thing or things occurring as if falling like a cascade.
The rise in serotonin levels sets off a cascade of chemical events uE000182303uE001 Richard M. Restak, The Secret Life of the Brain, Joseph Henry Press, 2001
A series of electrical (or other types of) components, the output of any one being connected to the input of the next; See also daisy chain
A pattern typically performed with an odd number of props, where each prop is caught by the opposite hand.
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).
To fall as a waterfall or series of small waterfalls.
To arrange in a stepped series like a waterfall.
To occur as a causal sequence.
Origin: cascade, from cascata, from cascare
a fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract
to fall in a cascade
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. A huge volume of spurious error-message output produced 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 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.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The arrangement of Leyden jars in series on insulating supports, as described below.
Translations for Cascade
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a magnificent cascade.
- شلاّل، مَسْقَط مائيArabic
- cascataPortuguese (BR)
- der WasserfallGerman
- strøm; kaskadeDanish
- cascada, salto de aguaSpanish
- juga, kaskaadEstonian
- מַפָּל מָיִםHebrew
- सोपानी जलप्रपातHindi
- slap, vodopadCroatian
- air terjunIndonesian
- 작은 폭포Korean
- kaskada, krioklysLithuanian
- kaskāde; ūdenskritumsLatvian
- air terjunMalay
- kaskad, vattenfallSwedish
- çağlayan, şelâleTurkish
- 瀑布Chinese (Trad.)
- آبشار ، بوچھاڑUrdu
- thác nướcVietnamese
- 小瀑布Chinese (Simp.)
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