concatenate

concatenate

[kon-kat-n-eyt]
verb (used with object), concatenated, concatenating.
1.
to link together; unite in a series or chain.
adjective
2.
linked together, as in a chain.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English (past participle) < Late Latin concatēnātus (past participle of concatēnāre), equivalent to con- con- + Latin catēn(a) chain + -ātus -ate1

concatenator, noun
unconcatenated, adjective
unconcatenating, adjective
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concatenate (kɒnˈkætɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to link or join together, esp in a chain or series
 
adj
2.  linked or joined together
 
[C16: from Late Latin concatēnāre from Latin com- together + catēnachain]

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concatenate
c.1600, from L. concatenat-, pp. stem of concatenare "to link together" (see concatenation). As a pp. adj., attested from 1471. Related: Concatenated (pp. adj., 1611); concatenating (1872).
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concatenate definition


To join together two or more files or lists to form one big one.
The Unix cat command can be used to concatenate files.
(1995-12-22)

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