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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

concatenate

\kon-KAT-n-eyt\ , verb;
1.
To link together; unite in a series or chain.
adjective:
1.
Linked together, as in a chain.
Quotes:
While I began to immerse myself in this difficult new venture, the summer would bring in fresh distraction from my loneliness, and it is indeed curious how events concatenate.
-- John O'Meara, Defending Her Son
But when, as in this vintage, the conditions concatenate ideally, the result is - I'm sure you'll agree - vivid and appealing.
-- Stephen Fry, The Liar
Origin:
Concatenate stems from the Latin word concatēnātus meaning "to link together."
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