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/ˈavəˌlanCH/,
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avalanches, plural;
  1. (of a mass of snow, ice, and rocks) Descend rapidly down a mountainside

  2. Engulf or carry off by such a mass of material
    • - the climbers were avalanched down the south face of the mountain
  3. Undergo a rapid increase in conductivity due to an avalanche process

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

  2. A large mass of any material moving rapidly downhill
    • - an avalanche of mud
  3. A sudden arrival or occurrence of something in overwhelming quantities
    • - we have had an avalanche of applications
  4. A cumulative process in which a fast-moving ion or electron generates further ions and electrons by collision


  1. a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  2. gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
  3. a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things; "the program brought an avalanche of mail"
  4. An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a slope, from either natural triggers or human activity. Typically occurring in mountainous terrain, an avalanche can mix air and water with the descending snow. ...
  5. Final Fantasy VII, a console role-playing game developed by Square (now Square Enix) and originally released in 1997, features a large number of fictional characters in major and minor roles. ...
  6. Avalanche is a 1978 American disaster film, directed by Corey Allen and starring Rock Hudson, Robert Forster, Mia Farrow and Jeanette Nolan. The taglines for the film included "A Winter Wonderland Becomes A Nightmare Of Destruction" and "Six Million Tons Of Icy Terror."
  7. Avalanche was a Norwegian disco and dance group founded in 1987. The group was composed of Kjetil Rosnes (from Lørenskog) and Kristi Johansen (from Mo i Rana, Kristiansand). The two musicians are former members of a band named Helpless. They currently live in Germany .
  8. Avalanche is the third studio album by the Australian rock band British India, released through Shock Records on 30 April 2010.
  9. "Avalanche" is the fifth episode of the Supermarionation television series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. It was first broadcast in the UK on on ATV Midlands. It was written by Shane Rimmer and directed by Brian Burgess. ...
  10. Avalanche (Dominikos Ioannis Petrakis) is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne, he first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #141 (January 1981).
  11. In cryptography, the avalanche effect refers to a desirable property of cryptographic algorithms, typically block ciphers and cryptographic hash functions. ...
  12. Avalanche (also known as Three) is a drinking game of chance which can be played with any number of players. Play passes counterclockwise around a circle. The current player adds some of his/her drink of an amount of his/her choosing to the "game glass. ...
  13. (Avalanches) the slide of either snow, rock and mud or a combination of them.
  14. Debris avalanches (volcanic landslides) are rapid downslope movements of rock, snow, and ice. Landslides range in size from small movements of loose debris on the surface of a volcano to massive failures of the entire summit or flanks of a volcano. ...
  15. The observed property of a block cipher constructed in layers or "rounds" with respect to a tiny change in the input. ...
  16. A large mass of material or mixtures of material falling or sliding rapidly under the force of gravity. Avalanches often are classified by their content, such as snow, ice, soil, or rock avalanches. A mixture of these materials is a debris avalanche.
  17. rapid, down slope mass movement of ice and/or snow due to a trigger overcoming reduced friction in an unstable accumulation.
  18. when used regarding backcountry skiing, means a snow avalanche. This mountain hazard kills more backcountry skiers than any other danger. Much energy in the community is devoted to avoiding avalanches as well as having the skill and knowledge to perform companion rescue (see below). ...
  19. A mass of snow and/or ice detached from where it rested and slipping down a slope.
  20. A large snow slide that is often the result of heavy snowfalls, high winds, warm temperatures or human activity.
  21. A release of ice, snow or rock (either caused by humans or natural conditions) which sends debris down a slope; can be extremely dangerous.
  22. The movement down the mountain of previously stationary snow, rock, or both. Snow avalanche conditions for open slopes can often be predicted by monitoring the weather.
  23. (n.): a mass of matter (snow, sand, earth) hurtling down a slope at high speed. Back
  24. Is a large volume of snow falling down a mountain because of weather, instabilities in the snow pack or some sort of human trigger. Avalanches can prove deadly and thus, avalanche avoidance is extremely important.
  25. A large mass of snow and/or ice (and perhaps also entrained detritus such as soil, rock, and vegetation) moving rapidly downhill under the effect of gravity.