Definitions

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  • adj. Having the form of a chain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having a form resembling a chain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a chainlike form

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Examples

  • The blocks in each module move around the blocks in other modules following a lattice system, while the joints in each module allow them to flex and link together in chainlike arrays.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » M-Tran, ShapeShifting Robot

  • With a jerk of the cars in a chainlike reaction, they began their two-day journey to Texas.

    Deuces Wild

  •     It was a dragon of the old legends, its head a wedge-shaped spike that effortless plowed from the ground, followed by a chainlike neck, and finally a great body made of metal ribs.

    The Brothers' War

  • It was a dragon of the old legends, its head a wedge-shaped spike that effortless plowed from the ground, followed by a chainlike neck, and finally a great body made of metal ribs.

    The Brothers' War

  • To complaints of this kind — which have been voiced with regard to the earlier books as well — defenders of Rushdie have responded by arguing that he works, and should therefore be read, within two narrative traditions: of the Western novel (with its subgenre, the anti-novel à la Tristram Shandy), and of Eastern story-cycles like the Panchatantra, with their chainlike linking of self-contained, shorter narratives.

    Palimpsest Regained

  • MIT researchers coaxed tiny, chainlike molecules to arrange themselves into complex patterns, like this one, on a silicon chip (Image: Yeon Sik Jung and Joel Yang)

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Notice the chainlike pattern on the back of the diamond-backed water snake at top.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • Johnson notes that this snake could be misidentified as the Western cottonmouth, but knowing to look for that chainlike dark pattern on the back will help in identification.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • MIT researchers coaxed tiny, chainlike molecules to arrange themselves into complex patterns, like this one, on a silicon chip.

    D Mag - News

  • The atmosphere is not chainlike, or the same from church to church, and people don’t get lost in the crowd, he said.

    Small groups embrace Christian gatherings

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