CHAIN

CHAIN can refer to:

  • CHAIN programming language
  • CHAIN (industry standard), an acronym for Ceced Home Appliances Interoperating Network, a standard for a multi-brands home network of interactive household appliances.
  • Controlled and Harmonised Aeronautical Information Network, a concept of EUROCONTROL to improve the quality of aeronautical data.
  • Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network

See also Chain.

Famous quotes containing the word chain:

    Oft, in the stilly night, Ere Slumber’s chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me.
    Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

    The years seemed to stretch before her like the land: spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring; always the same patient fields, the patient little trees, the patient lives; always the same yearning; the same pulling at the chain—until the instinct to live had torn itself and bled and weakened for the last time, until the chain secured a dead woman, who might cautiously be released.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    The conclusion suggested by these arguments might be called the paradox of theorizing. It asserts that if the terms and the general principles of a scientific theory serve their purpose, i. e., if they establish the definite connections among observable phenomena, then they can be dispensed with since any chain of laws and interpretive statements establishing such a connection should then be replaceable by a law which directly links observational antecedents to observational consequents.
    —C.G. (Carl Gustav)