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chain(Nexus), noun act of coming together, act of coupling, act of joining, act of uniting, affiliation, affinity, alliance, association, attachment, attraction, bond, bond of union, bridge, conjunction, connectedness, connecting link, connecting medium, connection, correlation, intermedium, interrelation, junction, kinship, liaison, ligament, ligature, link, linkage, privity, relatedness, relationship, relativity, tie, union
chain(Series), noun array, catena, catenation, concatenation, connected series, consecution, conntant flow, continuity, cordon, gradation, line, links, order, procession, progression, range, round, row, run, scale, series, set, succession, suit, suite, train, unbroken line, vinculum
Associated concepts: chain of causation, chain of circummtances, chain of custody, chain of title
See also: constrain, contain, detain, fetter, handcuff, hierarchy, imprison, restrain, restrict, sequence, succession