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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cascade  \Cas*cade"\,  n.  [F.  cascade,  fr  It  cascata,  fr 
  cascare  to  ball.] 
  A  fall  of  water  over  a  precipice,  as  in  a  river  or  brook;  a 
  waterfall  less  than  a  cataract. 
 
  The  silver  brook  .  .  .  pours  the  white  cascade. 
  --Longjellow. 
 
  Now  murm'ring  soft,  now  roaring  in  cascade.  --Cawper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cascade  \Cas*cade"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  fall  in  a  cascade.  --Lowell. 
 
  2.  To  vomit.  [Slang]  --Smollett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cascade 
  n  :  a  steep  descent  of  the  water  of  a  river  [syn:  {waterfall},  {falls}, 
  {cataract}] 
  v  1:  rush  down  in  big  quantities,  like  a  cascade  [syn:  {cascade 
  down}] 
  2:  arrange  (open  windows)  on  a  computer  desktop  so  that  they 
  overlap  each  other  with  the  title  bars  visible 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cascade,  IA  (city,  FIPS  11305) 
  Location:  42.29906  N,  91.00985  W 
  Population  (1990):  1812  (696  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  52033 
  Cascade,  ID  (city,  FIPS  13150) 
  Location:  44.51302  N,  116.04066  W 
  Population  (1990):  877  (478  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.1  sq  km  (land),  1.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Cascade,  MT  (town,  FIPS  12775) 
  Location:  47.27070  N,  111.70247  W 
  Population  (1990):  729  (333  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  59421 
  Cascade,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  24069 
  Cascade,  WI  (village,  FIPS  12825) 
  Location:  43.65942  N,  88.00851  W 
  Population  (1990):  620  (220  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  53011 
  Cascade,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26542 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cascade  n.  1.  A  huge  volume  of  spurious  error-message  output 
  produced  by  a  compiler  with  poor  error  recovery.  Too  frequently,  one 
  trivial  syntax  error  (such  as  a  missing  `)'  or  `}')  throws  the  parser 
  out  of  synch  so  that  much  of  the  remaining  program  text  is  interpreted 
  as  garbaged  or  ill-formed.  2.  A  chain  of  Usenet  followups,  each  adding 
  some  trivial  variation  or  riposte  to  the  text  of  the  previous  one  all 
  of  which  is  reproduced  in  the  new  message;  an  {include  war}  in  which 
  the  object  is  to  create  a  sort  of  communal  graffito. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cascade 
 
  1.    A  huge  volume  of  spurious  error-messages  output 
  by  a  {compiler}  with  poor  {error  recovery}.  Too  frequently, 
  one  trivial  {syntax}  error  (such  as  a  missing  ")"  or  "}") 
  throws  the  {parser}  out  of  synch  so  that  much  of  the  remaining 
  program  text,  whether  correct  or  not  is  interpreted  as 
  garbaged  or  ill-formed. 
 
  2.    A  chain  of  {Usenet}  followups,  each  adding  some 
  trivial  variation  or  riposte  to  the  text  of  the  previous  one 
  all  of  which  is  reproduced  in  the  new  message;  an  {include 
  war}  in  which  the  object  is  to  create  a  sort  of  communal 
  graffito. 
 
  3.    A  collection  of  interconneced  networking 
  devices,  typically  {hub}s,  that  allows  those  devices  to  act 
  together  as  a  {logical}  {repeater}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-07-17) 
 
 




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