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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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Examples from the web for concatenation
  • Three competing narratives have developed in an attempt to explain this concatenation.
  • The process of fossilization and discovery is a concatenation of chance built upon chance.
  • In other words, it would take a miraculous concatenation of improbable events to make her president.
  • The genteel thing is the genteel thing any time, if as be that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.
  • Thus, the full method name is the concatenation of the short name followed by the name extension.
  • It is good for repeated calls in a loop because after appending the strings it returns the offset to begin the next concatenation.
British Dictionary definitions for concatenation

concatenation

/kɒnˌkætɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for 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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