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chain meaning

EN[ˈt͡ʃeɪn] [-eɪn]
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WChain
  • A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.
  • Chains are usually made in one of two styles, according to their intended use:
  • Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.
  • Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension.
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chain
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
      • Verbs
        • Intransitive verbs
          • Transitive verbs
        Related Links:
        1. en chains
        2. fr chaine
        3. fr chaines
        4. en chained
        5. en chaining
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of chain for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "chain" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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