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# Series vs. Chain

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Seriesnoun

A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.

‘A series of seemingly inconsequential events led cumulatively to the fall of the company.’;

Chainnoun

‘He wore a gold chain around the neck.’;

Seriesnoun

A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals

‘“Friends” was one of the most successful television series in recent years.’;

Chainnoun

A series of interconnected things.

‘a chain of mountains’; ‘a chain of ideas, one leading to the next’; ‘This led to an unfortunate chain of events.’;

Seriesnoun

A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.

‘The third series of “Friends” aired from 1996 to 1997.’;

Chainnoun

A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.

‘That chain of restaurants is expanding into our town.’;

Seriesnoun

(mathematics) The sequence of partial sums $\sum_\left\{i=1\right\}^n\left\{a_i\right\}$ of a given sequence ai.

‘The harmonic series has been much studied.’;

Chainnoun

(chemistry) A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.

‘When examined, the molecular chain included oxygen and hydrogen.’;

Seriesnoun

A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.

‘The Blue Jays are playing the Yankees in a four-game series.’;

Chainnoun

(surveying) A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.

Seriesnoun

(zoology) An unranked taxon.

Chainnoun

(surveying) A long measuring tape.

Seriesnoun

(botany) A subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.

Chainnoun

A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a Gunter's surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 20.12 metres, 4 rods, or 100 links.

Seriesnoun

(commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.

Chainnoun

A totally ordered set, especially a totally ordered subset of a poset.

Seriesnoun

(phonology) A set of consonants that share a particular phonetic or phonological feature.

Chainnoun

(British) A sequence of linked house purchases, each of which is dependent on the preceding and succeeding purchase (said to be "broken" if a buyer or seller pulls out).

(electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.

‘You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.’;

Chainnoun

That which confines, fetters, or secures; a bond.

‘the chains of habit’;

Seriesnoun

A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events.

‘During some years his life a series of triumphs.’;

Chainnoun

Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.

Seriesnoun

Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.

Chainnoun

(weaving) The warp threads of a web.

Seriesnoun

In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.

Chainverb

(transitive) To fasten something with a chain.

Seriesnoun

An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.

Chainverb

(intransitive) To link multiple items together.

Seriesnoun

A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; - opposed to parallel. The parts so arranged are said to be in series.

Chainverb

(transitive) To secure someone with fetters.

Seriesnoun

A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.

Chainverb

(transitive) To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain.

Seriesnoun

similar things placed in order or happening one after another;

‘they were investigating a series of bank robberies’;

Chainverb

(figurative) To obligate.

Seriesnoun

a serialized set of programs;

‘a comedy series’; ‘the Masterworks concert series’;

Chainverb

(computing) To relate data items with a chain of pointers.

Seriesnoun

a periodical that appears at scheduled times

Chainverb

(computing) To be chained to another data item.

Seriesnoun

(sports) several contests played successively by the same teams;

‘the visiting team swept the series’;

Chainverb

(transitive) To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying.

Seriesnoun

a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection;

‘the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers’; ‘his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies’;

Chainverb

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Seriesnoun

(mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions

Chainnoun

A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission of mechanical power, etc.

‘[They] put a chain of gold about his neck.’;

Seriesnoun

(electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other;

‘the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors’;

Chainnoun

That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit.

‘Driven downTo chains of darkness and the undying worm.’;

Chainnoun

A series of things linked together; or a series of things connected and following each other in succession; as, a chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.

Chainnoun

An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land.

Chainnoun

Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels.

Chainnoun

The warp threads of a web.

Chainverb

To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.

‘Chained behind the hostile car.’;

Chainverb

To keep in slavery; to enslave.

‘And which more blest? who chained his country, sayOr he whose virtue sighed to lose a day?’;

Chainverb

To unite closely and strongly.

‘And in this vow do chain my soul to thine.’;

Chainverb

To measure with the chain.

Chainverb

To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.

Chainnoun

a series of things depending on each other as if linked together;

‘the chain of command’; ‘a complicated concatenation of circumstances’;

Chainnoun

(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

Chainnoun

a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

Chainnoun

a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

Chainnoun

anything that acts as a restraint

Chainnoun

a unit of length

Chainnoun

British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979)

Chainnoun

a series of hills or mountains;

‘the valley was between two ranges of hills’; ‘the plains lay just beyond the mountain range’;

Chainnoun

metal shackles; for hands or legs

Chainnoun

a necklace made by a stringing objects together;

‘a string of beads’; ‘a strand of pearls’;

Chainverb

connect or arrange into a chain by linking

Chainverb

fasten or secure with chains;

‘Chain the chairs together’;

Chainnoun

a series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads

‘the drug dealer is being kept in chains’; ‘he slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across’;

Chainnoun

a decorative chain worn round the neck as jewellery or as a badge of office

‘a tall man with a heavy gold chain round his neck’;

Chainnoun

a restrictive force or factor

‘workers secured by the chains of the labour market’;

Chainnoun

a sequence of items of the same type forming a line

‘he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water’;

Chainnoun

a series of connected elements

‘the action would initiate a chain of events’;

Chainnoun

a connected series of mountains

‘a mountain chain’;

Chainnoun

a group of hotels, restaurants, or shops owned by the same company

‘a chain restaurant’; ‘the agency is part of a nationwide chain’;

Chainnoun

a situation in which the sale of a house or flat is dependent on the prospective buyer selling their own or the seller buying another first

‘our offer was accepted this morning and there's no chain’;

Chainnoun

a part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms bonded together in a linear sequence.

Chainnoun

a figure in a quadrille or similar dance, in which dancers meet and pass each other in a continuous sequence.

Chainnoun

a jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods.

Chainnoun

a measure of length equivalent to a chain (66 ft).

Chainnoun

a structure of planks projecting horizontally from a sailing ship's sides abreast of the masts, used to widen the basis for the shrouds.

Chainverb

fasten or secure with a chain

‘she chained her bicycle to the railings’;

Chainverb

confine with a chain

‘he had been chained up’; ‘as an actuary you will not be chained to a desk’;

Chain

A chain is a serial assembly of connected pieces, called links, typically made of metal, with an overall character similar to that of a rope in that it is flexible and curved in compression but linear, rigid, and load-bearing in tension. A chain may consist of two or more links.