chain reaction

Definitions of chain reaction

n a series of chemical reactions in which the product of one is a reactant in the next

Type of:
chemical reaction, reaction
(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others

n a self-sustaining nuclear reaction; a series of nuclear fissions in which neutrons released by splitting one atom leads to the splitting of others

Type of:
nuclear reaction
(physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei

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