Chain of events
Chain reaction 
A chain reaction is a chain of events where one or more events in the chain causes additional reaction in an earlier stage of the chain. It results in a self-amplification of the chain of events.
Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and behaviour, decision and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of events. With numerous historical debates, many varieties and philosophical positions on the subject of determinism exist from traditions throughout the world.
In value theory 
In value theory, it is the amount of cause and effects of the chain of events before generating intrinsic value that separates high and low grades of instrumental value. The chain of events duration is the time it takes to reach the terminal event. In value theory this is generally the intrinsic value (also called terminal value). It is contrasted with ethic value duration, which is the time that an object has any value intensity.
Fabric of events 
A fabric of events is an expansion of the chain of events, emphasizing that chains of events are intertwined with each other, as a fabric.
In aviation 
In aviation, a chain of events, often called the error chain, is a term specifically referring to the concept that many contributing factors typically lead to an accident, rather than one single event.