Avalanche Meaning and Definition

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Avalanche meaning

Word: Avalanche

How to pronounce: ˈævəlɑːnʃ



1. A mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside.

Example sentences: "He was swept to his death by an avalanche in 1988"

2. A sudden arrival or occurrence of something in overwhelming quantities.

Example sentences: "We have had an avalanche of applications"

3. A cumulative process in which a fast-moving ion or electron generates further ions and electrons by collision.

Example sentences: "These very intense fields in very low-pressure conditions generate an avalanche of electrons on to metals that can become destructive and cause losses in heavy investment."

Intransitive verb


1. (of a mass of snow, ice, and rocks) descend rapidly down a mountainside.

Example sentences: "The snow had recently avalanched, so only surface hoar is thawing."

2. Undergo a rapid increase in conductivity due to an avalanche process.

Example sentences: "Some of the avalanched electrons will travel through the thin oxide of the diode region."


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Spanish: Avalancha

German: Lawine

French: Avalanche

Italian: Valanga

Turkish: çığa


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