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  1. [n]  a series of chemical reactions in which the product of one is a reactant in the next
  2. [n]  a self-sustaining nuclear reaction; a series of nuclear fissions in which neutrons released by splitting one atom leads to the splitting of others
 See Also: chemical reaction, nuclear reaction, reaction



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 Definition: A reaction in which a product reacts and thus continues the reaction.
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