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


a series of interconnected events, concepts, etc
the act of linking together or the state of being joined
(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

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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