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chain reaction

chain reaction

 
pronunciation:
cheIn ri aek shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any sequence of events in which the result of one event becomes the cause of the one that follows.
definition 2: in physics, a self-sustaining reaction in which the particles produced by nuclear fission cause the fission of other nuclei.
definition 3: in chemistry, a series of reactions in which a product of one reaction becomes a reactant in the next.