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chain 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/CHān/,
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chains, plural;
  1. Fasten or secure with a chain
    • - she chained her bicycle to the railing
  2. Confine with a chain
    • - he had been chained up
    • - as an actuary you will not be chained to a desk
Noun
  1. A connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads

  2. Such a series of links, or a set of them, used to confine a prisoner
    • - the drug dealer is being kept in chains
  3. Such a series of links worn as a decoration; a necklace

  4. Such a series of links worn as a badge of office

  5. A force or factor that binds or restricts someone
    • - the chains of illness
  6. A sequence of items of the same type forming a line
    • - he kept the chain of buckets supplied with water
  7. A sequence or series of connected elements
    • - a chain of events
    • - the food chain
  8. A group of establishments, such as hotels, stores, or restaurants, owned by the same company
    • - the nation's largest hotel chain
  9. A range of mountains
    • - a chain of volcanic ridges
  10. A part of a molecule consisting of a number of atoms (typically carbon) bonded together in a linear sequence

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

  12. A jointed measuring line consisting of linked metal rods

  13. The length of such a measuring line (66 ft.)

  14. A measuring chain of ten yards, used in the determination of first downs

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


  1. a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
  2. connect or arrange into a chain by linking
  3. (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
  4. fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"
  5. a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
  6. (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
  7. A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.
  8. Chain was Edinburgh musician Paul Haig's third album and was released in May 1989 on Circa Records, a subsidiary of Virgin Records. ...
  9. In algebraic topology, a simplicial k-chain is a formal linear combination of k-simplices.
  10. Chain are an Australian blues band formed in Melbourne as The Chain in late 1968 with a lineup including guitarist, vocalist Phil Manning; they are sometimes known as Matt Taylor's Chain after lead singer-songwriter and harmonica player, Matt Taylor. ...
  11. "Chain" is an EP released by Bonnie Pink under the Warner Music Japan label on November 26, 2008.
  12. Chain (2004) is a "narrative/documentary"
  13. (chaining) The act or process by which something is chained
  14. (Chained) This is when the car dealer gives you a super low offer. An offer you can’t refuse. Car dealers aren’t in business to be giving out free cars so the reason you’re getting this “low ball” offer is because they will make up their money some other way. ...
  15. (chaining) A method for relaying requests to another server. Results for the request are collected, compiled, and then returned to the client.
  16. (Chaining) linking together distinct component skills to form a more complex skill
  17. (Chaining) A procedure in which responses are reinforced in sequence to form more complex behaviors that ultimately occur as a single cohesive performance.
  18. (Chaining) A teaching procedure whereby a task analysis is conducted, breaking down skills into their smallest components, and then 'chained' together to teach an entire skill. Total task, forward, and backward chaining are techniques frequently used in teaching a new skill.
  19. (Chaining) A technique used to strengthen new behaviors. It involves the identification of a set (i.e., chain) of stimulus-response links and having the subject perform them from the beginning of the chain to the end, over and over again.
  20. (Chaining) An instructional technique that transforms a learned response into a stimulus for the next desired response.
  21. (Chaining) Examination of a concrete road surface by dragging chains on the road to discover hollow spots or damage beneath the surface.
  22. (Chaining) I am vehemently opposed to chaining.  I used it in Heroes because you HAD to in order to get through the Barbarian Hordes mission, but I like the way heroes IV treats movement. ...
  23. (Chaining) In ABA-based interventions, the combining of simple, component behaviors into a more complex, composite behavior. See also forward chaining and backward chaining.
  24. (Chaining) In the context of indexing, calculating the index number of any period relative to the base period as the final product of the multiplication of the changes between consecutive periods from the base period to the period for which the index number is calculated. ...
  25. (Chaining) The process in which each step of a sequence is taught individually and then each step is chained together to achieve the complex task that is being taught.  The steps can either be forward or backward chained.