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  1. (noun) A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
  2. (noun) Something, such as lace, thought to resemble a waterfall or series of small waterfalls, especially an arrangement or fall of material.
  3. (noun) A succession of stages, processes, operations, or units.
  4. (noun) Electronics A series of components or networks, the output of each of which serves as the input for the next.
  5. (noun) 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.
  6. (verb-transitive) To fall or cause to fall in or as if in a cascade.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. In a 2005 paper, Mr. Frank said the virtual disappearance of cod and other large species, such as haddock, flounder and hake, due to overfishing led to what he calls a cascade effect. - The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  2. Among them one is the biggest -- a 1 billion euro investment in cascade of Divol. - Transcript: Sali Berisha
  3. The Opera browser, being a true MDI interface, lets you tile as many tabs as you want, vertically or horizontally (or in cascade). - Chrome Dual View Lets You Split Chrome In Two | Lifehacker Australia
  4. The evolution of the blood clotting cascade is a very good example. - Behe's Test
  5. The marines unleashed another furious cascade from the starboard side. - Jihadists in Paradise


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