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Series of events or occurences

pattern

noun

a series of actions or events that together show how things normally happen or are done

process

noun

a series of things that happen and have a particular result

train

noun

a series of events or thoughts

string

noun

a series of similar or connected events that happen one after the other

proceedings

noun

an event or series of related events

avalanche

noun

a large quantity of similar things that happen within a short time

line

noun

a series of connected events

rash

noun

a lot of instances of a particular thing taking place in a short period of time, especially something unpleasant

chain reaction

noun

a series of events that happen very fast, with each event causing the next one

domino effect

noun

a situation in which one event causes a whole series of other events to happen one after the other

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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