A little girl wearing a daisy chain.
daisy chain definition by Webster's New World
- a garland or string of interlinked daisies
- ☆ any interlinked series
daisy chain definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A garland or chain made of linked daisies.
- A series of connected events, activities, or experiences, likened to a garland: “It's a vast daisy chain of status, stretching from the first toddler group to the entry-level position at an investment banking house” (James Traub).
daisy chain - Business Definition
daisy chain - Computer Definition
A method of connecting devices together with a series of cables, one plugged into another, much as one would intertwine flower stems to create a chain of daisies. See also home run.
Connected in series, one after the other. Transmitted signals go to the first device, then to the second and so on.
daisy chain - Investment & Finance Definition
A series of linked trades that are done in order to manipulate the market and increase trading volume to make it appear that there is an active market for a security. The activity makes prices rise and allows the market manipulators to sell their holdings at a higher price. However, when unsuspecting investors attempt to place sell orders, they receive sharply lower prices than they expect because there is no one on the other side willing to purchase the shares.
daisy chain - Phrases/Idioms
A series of connected events, activities, or experiences. For example, The daisy chain of lectures on art history encompassed the last 200 years. This metaphorical term alludes to a string of the flowers linked together. [Mid-1800s]
A line or circle of three or more persons engaged in simultaneous sexual activity. For example, A high-class call girl, she drew the line at daisy chains. [Vulgar slang; 1920s]
A series of securities transactions intended to give the impression of active trading so as to drive up the price. For example, The SEC is on the alert for unscrupulous brokers who are engaging in daisy chains. [1980s]