- A waterfall, especially one of steep descent.
- A series of waterfalls or rapids in a river or stream.
- A large and continuous flow of something, especially a sequence of events or actions.
- A mass of things, especially things that resemble water, that fall or flow over or down in stages or tiers.
- A steep or sudden drop in a characteristic, such as pressure, voltage, or temperature, in a system.
Derived from the french word "cascade" meaning "waterfall", from the italian word "cascata", from the latin word "cascata" meaning "a fall, rush down".
- The cascade of the waterfall was stunning, with water falling from a great height.
- The cascade of the river was a popular destination for rafting and kayaking.
- The cascade of events leading up to the disaster was inevitable.
- The cascade of emails that flooded my inbox was overwhelming.
- The cascade of particles in the accelerator was a complex and fascinating process.