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concatenation

[kon-kat-n-ey-shuh n] /kɒnˌkæt nˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of concatenating.
2.
the state of being concatenated; connection, as in a chain.
3.
a series of interconnected or interdependent things or events.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin concatēnātiōn- (stem of concatēnātiō), equivalent to concatēnāt(us) concatenate + -iōn- -ion
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Word Origin and History for con catenation

concatenation

n.

c.1600, from Late Latin concatenationem (nominative concatenatio) "a linking together," noun of action from past participle stem of concatenare "to link together," from com- "together" (see com-) + catenare, from catena "a chain" (see chain (n.)).

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