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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

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Influences coming from other musculoskeletal structures during open chain measurement upon the subtalar joint can also be present in the closed chain, and vice versa.
With open chain exercises, the hands (arm curl and triceps kickback) and/or feet (leg curl and leg extension) are not in contact with the ground.
On the other hand, O'Rourke and Smith College colleague Roxana Cocan proved last year that in the roominess of four- or higher-dimensional space, one can straighten out any open chain and uncrinkle any polygon.
The city also plans to build dormitories covering an area of one million square metres outside the university campuses to solve student housing problems, and to open chain stores at schools.
A given motion guidance can be accomplished using an open chain or a closed chain.