Resembling a domino (game piece) or some aspect of one, especially the propensity to tumble in a chain reaction.

Any failure in the cableway system would have a dominolike effect on the entire project, upsetting the pouring timetable, snarling rail traffic...

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  • mah-jongg — /mah jawng , jong , zhawng , zhong /, n. 1. a game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with 144 dominolike pieces or tiles marked in suits, counters, and dice, the object being to build a winning combination of pieces. v.i. 2. to win …   Universalium

  • mah-jongg — or mah•jong [[t]ˈmɑˈdʒɔŋ, ˈdʒɒŋ, ˈʒɔŋ, ˈʒɒŋ[/t]] n. gam a game of Chinese origin usu. played by four persons with 144 dominolike tiles marked in suits • Etymology: 1920–25; < dial. Chin …   From formal English to slang

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