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  1. long-chainadjective

    of molecules having relatively long chains of atoms in a molecule


  1. long-chainadjective

    Having a chain of more that about twelve carbon atoms


  1. long-chain

    Long-chain generally refers to the structure of particular organic compounds (like fatty acids or polymers) that are made up of a series of connected molecules or atoms, forming a structure that extends in length due to repetition of a specific unit. Each unit in such structures is often connected through bonds, with the entire chain extending significantly creating a "long" chain structure, hence the term "long-chain". The exact number of units that constitute a "long" chain can vary depending on the context.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of long-chain in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of long-chain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of long-chain in a Sentence

  1. Brad Mittman MD:

    On Success & Failure: If you haven't failed, you haven't tried hard enough. Success in obtaining anything worth any value requires a long chain of failures. Otherwise everyone would have it.

  2. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations:

    Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.


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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    A tantamount
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