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chain, concatenation (noun)
a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
"the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
chain, chemical chain (noun)
(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
anything that acts as a restraint
a unit of length
Chain, Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain (noun)
British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)
range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains (noun)
a series of hills or mountains
"the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
a linked or connected series of objects
"a chain of daisies"
chain, string, strand (verb)
a necklace made by a stringing objects together
"a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
connect or arrange into a chain by linking
fasten or secure with chains
"Chain the chairs together"
A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
A series of interconnected things.
A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
A long measuring tape.
A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a Gunter's surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 20.12 metres. Equal to 4 rods. Equal to 100 links.
A sequence of linked house purchases, each of which is dependent on the preceding and succeeding purchase (said to be "broken" if a buyer or seller pulls out).
To fasten something with a chain
To link multiple items together
To secure someone with fetters
To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain
To relate data items with a chain of pointers.
To be chained to another data item.
To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.
To load and automatically run (a program).
A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links. Chains are usually made in one of two styles, according to their intended use: ⁕Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions ⁕Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain. Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.