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Dictionary definition for: Cascade

1. (n) a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

2. (v) rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

3. (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"

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

5. (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"

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