Definition of “cascade” - English Dictionary

“cascade” in English

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cascadenoun [ C ]

uk /kæsˈkeɪd/ us /kæsˈkeɪd/

cascadeverb

uk /kæsˈkeɪd/ us /kæsˈkeɪd/

cascade verb (FALL)

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to fall quickly and in large amounts:

Coins cascaded from/out of the fruit machine.

cascade verb (INFORMATION)

[ I or T ] to pass on information by giving it to just a few people, who then give it to more people; to be passed on in this way:

Guest information is cascaded through employee shift briefings.
Communication cascades down the organization until the information has been communicated through each level, to the front lines.

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

“cascade” in American English

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cascadenoun [ C ]

us /kæsˈkeɪd/

a short, steep waterfall (= place where a river falls to a lower level), often one of a series:

fig. A cascade of golden hair fell down her back (= Her hair seemed to flow down her back).

cascadeverb [ I always + adv/prep ]

us /kæsˈkeɪd/

to fall quickly and in large amounts; to flow:

The blast shattered windows, sending pieces of glass cascading to the pavement.

(Definition of “cascade” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)