Meaning of “torrent” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “torrent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"torrent" in American English

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torrentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɔr·ənt, ˈtɑr-/

a large stream of water that moves very fast:

Heavy storms turned the river into a raging torrent.
fig. The TV station received torrents of angry letters (= many of them).
adjective [ not gradable ] us /təˈren·tʃəl/

The torrential rains caused mud slides.

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"torrent" in Business English

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torrentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɒrənt/ us

a large number or amount of something:

a torrent of sth We got a torrent of e-mails complaining about the advertisement.
a torrent of criticism/abuse

(Definition of “torrent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)