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Waterfall vs. Cataract

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The main difference between Waterfall and Cataract is that the Waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop and Cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, which leads to low vision.

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  • Waterfall (noun)

    A flow of water over the edge of a cliff.

    "cataract|cascade"

  • Waterfall (noun)

    A waterfall-like outpouring of liquid, smoke, etc.

    "A waterfall of mist came from the open freezer."

  • Waterfall (noun)

    Waterfall model

    "A very long duration project ... had taken a whole group of people through a painful waterfall development process."

  • Waterfall (noun)

    The action of drinking from a vessel without touching it with the lips, considered more sanitary for a shared vessel.

    "Hey man, can I take a waterfall from your bottle?"

  • Waterfall (noun)

    A necktie.

  • Waterfall (noun)

    A chignon.

  • Waterfall (verb)

    To fall like a waterfall.

  • Cataract (noun)

    A waterspout

  • Cataract (noun)

    A large waterfall; steep rapids in a river.

    "The cataracts on the Nile helped to compartment Upper Egypt."

  • Cataract (noun)

    A flood of water en

  • Cataract (noun)

    An overwhelming downpour or rush

    "His cataract of eloquence"

  • Cataract (noun)

    a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision.

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  • Waterfall (noun)

    a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline.

  • Waterfall (adjective)

    relating to or denoting a method of project management that is characterized by sequential stages and a fixed plan of work

    "each phase of a waterfall project must be complete prior to moving to the next phase"

  • Cataract (noun)

    a large waterfall

    "the river descends in a succession of spectacular cataracts"

  • Cataract (noun)

    a sudden rush of water; a downpour

    "the rain enveloped us in a deafening cataract"

  • Cataract (noun)

    a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision

    "she had cataracts in both eyes"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Waterfall (noun)

    A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract.

  • Waterfall (noun)

    An arrangement of a woman's back hair over a cushion or frame in some resemblance to a waterfall.

  • Waterfall (noun)

    A certain kind of neck scarf.

  • Cataract (noun)

    A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.

  • Cataract (noun)

    An opacity of the crystalline lens, or of its capsule, which prevents the passage of the rays of light and impairs or destroys the sight.

  • Cataract (noun)

    A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; - sometimes called dashpot.

Webster Dictionary
  • Waterfall (noun)

    a steep descent of the water of a river

  • Cataract (noun)

    clouding of the natural lens of the eye

  • Cataract (noun)

    a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice

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