cascading


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cascading

[ka′skād·iŋ]
(electricity)
An effect in which a failure of an electrical power system causes this system to draw excessive amounts of power from power systems which are interconnected with it, causing them to fail, and these systems cause adjacent systems to fail in a similar manner, and so forth.
(mechanical engineering)
An effect in ball-mill rotating devices when the upper level of crushing bodies breaks clear and falls to the top of the crop load.
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