Simple Definition of chain reaction
: a series of events in which each event causes the next one : a series of events caused by one single event
: a chemical or nuclear change that causes other changes of the same kind to happen
Full Definition of chain reaction
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
Examples of chain reaction
Increased oil prices could trigger a chain reaction in the economy.
First Known Use of chain reaction
Medical Definition of chain reaction
: a self-sustaining chemical or nuclear reaction yielding energy or products that cause further reactions of the same kind
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