chain reflex n.
A series of reflexes, each serving as a stimulus for the next.
the theorem that defines the method for taking the derivative of a composite function. noun (maths) a theorem that may be used in the differentiation of the function of a function. It states that du/dx = (du/dy)(dy/dx), where y is a function of x and u a function of y
to cut or cut down (lumber, a tree, etc.) with a chain saw. to use a chain saw. a power saw, usually portable, having teeth set on an endless chain. noun a motor-driven saw, usually portable, in which the cutting teeth form links in a continuous chain
cannon shot consisting of two balls or half balls connected by a short chain, formerly used in naval artillery to destroy the masts and sails of enemy ships. noun cannon shot comprising two balls or half balls joined by a chain, much used formerly, esp in naval warfare to destroy rigging
to smoke continually, as by lighting one cigarette, cigar, etc., from the preceding one. verb to smoke (cigarettes, etc) continually, esp lighting one from the preceding one verb To smoke cigarette after cigarette, lighting the next one from the current one (1900s+)