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chain reaction

noun [C] uk   us  
a set of related events in which each event causes the next one, or a chemical reaction in which each change causes another: The war risked setting off a perilous chain reaction that would endanger the whole world.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutiveReacting and responding
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