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English noun: cascade

1. cascade (object) a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

Broader (hypernym)falls, waterfall

2. cascade (group) a succession of stages or operations or processes or units

SamplesProgressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring.
Separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes.

Broader (hypernym)succession

3. cascade (event) a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower

SamplesA little shower of rose petals.
A sudden cascade of sparks.


Broader (hypernym)descent

English verb: cascade

1. cascade (motion) rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

Synonymscascade down

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

2. cascade (contact) arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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