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concatenate

[kon-kat-n-eyt] /kɒnˈkæt nˌeɪt/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (past participle) < Late Latin concatēnātus (past participle of concatēnāre), equivalent to con- con- + Latin catēn(a) chain + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
concatenator, noun
unconcatenated, adjective
unconcatenating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concatenate

concatenate

/kɒnˈkætɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to link or join together, esp in a chain or series
adjective
2.
linked or joined together
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin concatēnāre from Latin com- together + catēnachain
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Word Origin and History for concatenate
v.

c.1600, from Late Latin concatenatus, past participle of concatenare "to link together" (see concatenation). Related: Concatenated; concatenating.

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concatenate in Technology


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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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