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Meaning of “chain” - Learner’s Dictionary

chain

noun     /tʃeɪn/
METAL RINGS [C, U]
A2 a line of metal rings connected together: a bicycle chain She wore a gold chain around her neck. The hostages were kept in chains.Jewellery
BUSINESS [C]
B1 a number of similar shops, restaurants, etc owned by the same company: a chain of hotels/supermarketsShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in generalBusinesses and enterprises
EVENTS [C]
B2 a series of things that happen one after the other: His arrival set off a surprising chain of events.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
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