con-catenation

concatenation

[kon-kat-n-ey-shuhn]
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; < Late Latin concatēnātiōn- (stem of concatēnātiō), equivalent to concatēnāt(us) concatenate + -iōn- -ion

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concatenation (kɒnˌkætɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a series of interconnected events, concepts, etc
2.  the act of linking together or the state of being joined
3.  logic a function that forms a single string of symbols from two given strings by placing the second after the first

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concatenation
c.1600, from L.L. concatenatus, pp. of concatenare "to link together," from com- "together" + catenare, from catena "a chain" (see chain).
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