What is chain?

  • (noun): A series of things depending on each other as if linked together.
    Example: "The chain of command"
    Synonyms: concatenation
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Human Chain
... A human chain is a form of demonstration in which people link their arms as a show of political solidarity ... The number of demonstrators involved in a human chain is often disputed the organizers of the human chain often report higher numbers than governmental authorities ... Notable human chains, in chronological order, have included Date Event Location Number of participants Purpose 1983 Berkshire, England, United Kingdom 40,000 - 80,000 ...
V(D)J Recombination - In Immunoglobulins - Heavy Chain
... event to occur is between one D and one J gene segment of the heavy chain locus ... (unspliced RNA) is generated containing the VDJ region of the heavy chain and both the constant mu and delta chains (Cμ and Cδ) ... processed to add a polyadenylated (poly-A) tail after the Cμ chain and to remove sequence between the VDJ segment and this constant gene segment ...
Village Food Stores
... Village Food Stores (known as simply Village on signs) was a chain of supermarkets operating in New Brunswick, Canada, between 1987 and 1995 ... The chain was formed by wholesaler The Food Group Inc ... Village was the only unionized supermarket chain in New Brunswick, and concessions to the union after a threatened strike in 1994 brought FGI to bankruptcy ...
Chipotle Mexican Grill
... (NYSE CMG) ( /tʃɨˈpoʊtleɪ/ chi-POHT-lay), is a chain of restaurants located in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, specializing in burritos and tacos ... ingredients, and serves more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant chain ... Chipotle is one of the first chains of fast casual dining establishments ...
Value (ethics) - Duration
... It is contrasted with chain of events duration, which is the time it takes for a chain of events to reach its terminal event, in this case the object with ... The chain of events duration may be significantly longer than the value duration, especially for objects with long term instrumental value ... value of the object is converted into the value of the intervening objects in the chain of events ...

More definitions of "chain":

  • (noun): A unit of length.
  • (noun): British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979).
    Synonyms: Ernst Boris Chain, Sir Ernst Boris Chain
  • (verb): Connect or arrange into a chain by linking.
  • (noun): Anything that acts as a restraint.
  • (noun): (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule).
    Synonyms: chemical chain
  • (verb): Fasten or secure with chains.
    Example: "Chain the chairs together"
  • (noun): A necklace made by a stringing objects together.
    Synonyms: string, strand
  • (noun): A number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership.
  • (noun): A series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament.

Famous quotes containing the word chain:

    The conclusion suggested by these arguments might be called the paradox of theorizing. It asserts that if the terms and the general principles of a scientific theory serve their purpose, i. e., if they establish the definite connections among observable phenomena, then they can be dispensed with since any chain of laws and interpretive statements establishing such a connection should then be replaceable by a law which directly links observational antecedents to observational consequents.
    —C.G. (Carl Gustav)

    The name of the town isn’t important. It’s the one that’s just twenty-eight minutes from the big city. Twenty-three if you catch the morning express. It’s on a river and it’s got houses and stores and churches. And a main street. Nothing fancy like Broadway or Market, just plain Broadway. Drug, dry good, shoes. Those horrible little chain stores that breed like rabbits.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993)

    By this unprincipled facility of changing the state as often, and as much, and in as many ways as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken. No one generation could link with the other. Men would become little better than the flies of a summer.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)