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Rapids vs. Torrent

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Rapids

Rapids are sections of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient, causing an increase in water velocity and turbulence. Rapids are hydrological features between a run (a smoothly flowing part of a stream) and a cascade.

Torrentnoun

A violent flow, as of water, lava, etc.; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.

‘Rain fell on the hills in torrents.’; ‘A torrent of green and white water broke over the hull of the sail-boat.’;

Torrentnoun

(figurative) A large amount or stream of something.

‘They endured a torrent of inquiries.’;

Torrentnoun

A set of files obtainable through a peer-to-peer network, especially BitTorrent.

‘I got a torrent of the complete works of Shakespeare the other day; I'm not sure why.’;

Torrentadjective

Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Torrentverb

To download in a torrent.

‘The video rental place didn't have the film I was after, but I managed to torrent it.’;

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Torrentnoun

A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.

‘The roaring torrent is deep and wide.’;

Torrentnoun

Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.

‘At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . .Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age.’;

Torrentadjective

Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Torrentnoun

a heavy rain

Torrentnoun

a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid);

‘the houses were swept away in the torrent’;

Torrentnoun

an overwhelming number or amount;

‘a flood of requests’; ‘a torrent of abuse’;

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Torrentnoun

a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid

‘after the rains, the stream becomes a raging torrent’; ‘rain poured down in torrents’;

Torrentnoun

an overwhelming outpouring of (something, typically words)

‘she was subjected to a torrent of abuse’;

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