chaining


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chaining

[′chān·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
In land surveying, measuring distance by means of a chain or tape.
(computer science)
A method of storing records which are not necessarily contiguous, in which the records are arranged in a sequence and each record contains means to identify its successor.

chaining

In surveying, the measuring of a distance by use of a chain or tape.

chaining

Linking items or records to form a chain. Each link in the chain points to the next item.
References in classic literature ?
The sound of Mistress Affery cautiously chaining the door before she opened it, caused them both to look that way.
The chaining of the door behind her, as she went forth, disenchanted Lizzie Hexam of that first relief she had felt.