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chain reaction Explained

chain reaction at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C]
1 technical a chemical or nuclear reaction which produces energy and causes more reactions of the same kind:
2 a series of related events, each of which causes the next: --A sudden drop on Wall Street can set off a chain reaction in other financial markets.//

chain reaction at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Process yielding products that initiate further processes of the same kind. Nuclear chain reactions are a series of nuclear fissions initiated by neutrons produced in a preceding fission. A critical mass, large enough to allow more than one fission-produced neutron to be captured, is necessary for the chain reaction to be self-sustaining. Uncontrolled chain reactions, as in an atomic bomb, occur when large numbers of neutrons are present and the reactions multiply very quickly. Nuclear reactors control their reactions through the careful distribution of the fissionable material and insertion of neutron-absorbing materials.

chain reaction at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "chain reaction":
Indian file, alpha decay, array, articulation, atom-chipping,
atom-smashing, atomic disintegration, atomic reaction, atomization,
bank, beta decay, bombardment, breeding, bullet, buzz, catena,
catenation, chain, chain of circumstances, chaining,
chapter of accidents, cleavage, concatenation,
concatenation of events, connection, consecution, continuum,
course, cycle, descent, disintegration series, dissociation, drone,
endless belt, endless round, exchange reaction, feast and famine,
file, filiation, fission, fission reaction, gamma decay, gamut,
gradation, hum, ins and outs, ionization, line, lineage, monotone,
neutron reaction, nexus, nonreversible reaction, nuclear fission,
nucleization, pendulum, periodicity, photodisintegration, plenum,
powder train, progression, proton gun, proton reaction, queue,
range, rank, recurrence, reticulation, reversible reaction,
rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, sequence, series,
single file, spectrum, splitting the atom, stimulation, string,
succession, swath, target, thermonuclear reaction, thread, tier,
train, ups and downs, vicious circle, vicissitudes,
vicissitudes of fortune, windrow

chain reaction at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 (chemistry) a chemical change that forms products which themselves cause more changes and new products
2 a series of events, each of which causes the next:
It set off a chain reaction in the international money markets.

chain reaction at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chain reaction
n 1: a series of chemical reactions in which the product of one
is a reactant in the next
2: a self-sustaining nuclear reaction; a series of nuclear
fissions in which neutrons released by splitting one atom
leads to the splitting of others

chain reaction at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=chain reaction
  • Inter: physic » s A nuclear reaction in which particles produced by the fission of one atom trigger fissions of other atoms.
    1. : The Manhattan Project produced the first recorded controlled chain reaction.
    2. Inter: idiomati » c A series of events, each one causing the next.
    3. : ''The bombs all exploded in a chain reaction.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » nuclear reaction in which particles produced by the fission of one atom trigger fissions of other atoms

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շղթայական ռեակցիա|tr=šġt’ayakan ṙeakc’ia
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|鏈式反應|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|链式反应|tr=liànshì fǎnyìng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|鏈反應|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|链反应|tr=liàn fǎnyìng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|řetězová reakce|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kædereaktion|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|kettingreactie
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|ketureaktión|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketjureaktio
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|réaction en chaîne|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kettenreaktion|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|láncreakció
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|reazione a catena|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|連鎖反応|tr=れんさはんのう, rensa hannō
    • Latvian: ķēdes reakcija {{f}}
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|цепная реакция|f|tr=cepnája reáktsija
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|reťazová reakcia|f
    • Slovene: verižna reakcija {{f}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|reacción en cadena|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|kedjereaktion|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » series of events
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|連鎖反應|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|连锁反应|tr=liánsuǒ fǎnyìng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|řetězová reakce|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kædereaktion|c
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|ketureaktión|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ketjureaktio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|réaction en chaîne|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kettenreaktion|f
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|reazione a catena|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|連鎖反応|tr=れんさはんのう, rensa hannō
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|цепная реакция|f|tr=cepnája reáktsija
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|reťazová reakcia
  • Slovene: verižna reakcija {{f}}
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|kedjereaktion|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ar » chain reaction
    Translation: de » chain reaction
    Translation: et » chain reaction
    Translation: fr » chain reaction
    Translation: ko » chain reaction
    Translation: it » chain reaction
    Translation: kn » chain reaction
    Translation: my » chain reaction
    Translation: ja » chain reaction
    Translation: pl » chain reaction
    Translation: fi » chain reaction
    Translation: sv » chain reaction
    Translation: ta » chain reaction
    Translation: tr » chain reaction
    Translation: zh » chain reaction