chain reaction

chain reaction
noun Date: circa 1902 1. a. a series of events so related to each other that each one initiates the next b. a number of events triggered by the same initial event 2. a self-sustaining chemical or nuclear reaction yielding energy or products that cause further reactions of the same kind • chain-react intransitive verb

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