Definition of Chain reaction:
Chemical, nuclear, or other process in which an action causes one or more self-sustaining reactions that continue and usually magnify the action in accelerating progression. An explosion is an example of chain reaction.
A chemical reaction or other process in which the products themselves promote or spread the reaction, which under certain conditions may accelerate dramatically.
Synonyms of 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
How to use Chain reaction in a sentence?
- It can protect the polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell membranes from the autocatalytic chain reaction of lipid peroxidation.
Meaning of Chain reaction & Chain reaction Definition