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Meaning of chain

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a series of things depending on each other as if linked
           together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated
           concatenation of circumstances" [syn: {chain},
      2: (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic
         molecule) [syn: {chain}, {chemical chain}]
      3: a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one
         another to make a flexible ligament
      4: (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or
         restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one
      5: anything that acts as a restraint
      6: a unit of length
      7: British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and
         purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir
         Alexander Fleming (1906-1979) [syn: {Chain}, {Ernst Boris
         Chain}, {Sir Ernst Boris Chain}]
      8: a series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two
         ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain
         range" [syn: {range}, {mountain range}, {range of mountains},
         {chain}, {mountain chain}, {chain of mountains}]
      9: a linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies"
      10: a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string
          of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: {chain}, {string},
      v 1: connect or arrange into a chain by linking
      2: fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"
         [ant: {unchain}]

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