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chain reactionnoun [C]

us   /ˈtʃeɪn riˈæk·ʃən/
  • chain reaction noun [C] (SERIES OF EVENTS)

a set of related events in which each event causes the next one: The accident caused a chain reaction in which seven trucks piled up on the bridge.
  • chain reaction noun [C] (NUCLEAR REACTION)

a series of nuclear reactions in which neutrons (= part of an atom) released by fission (= the dividing of an atom) go on to cause more fission
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chain reactionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌtʃeɪn riˈæk.ʃən/ us   /ˌtʃeɪn riˈæk.ʃən/
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Translations of “chain reaction”
in Chinese (Simplified) 连锁反应,链式反应…
in Turkish sıralı, birbiri peşisıra olan tepki…
in Russian цепная реакция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連鎖反應,鏈式反應…
in Polish reakcja łańcuchowa…
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