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con·cat·e·nate

 (kŏn-kăt′n-āt′, kən-)
tr.v. con·cat·e·nat·ed, con·cat·e·nat·ing, con·cat·e·nates
1. To connect or link in a series or chain.
2. Computers To arrange (strings of characters) into a chained list.
adj. (-nĭt, -nāt′)
Connected or linked in a series.

[Late Latin concatēnāre, concatēnāt- : com-, com- + catēnāre, to bind (from Latin catēna, chain).]

con·cat′e·na′tion n.

concatenation

(kɒnˌkætɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. a series of interconnected events, concepts, etc
2. the act of linking together or the state of being joined
3. (Logic) logic a function that forms a single string of symbols from two given strings by placing the second after the first

Concatenation

 a chain; a sequence of things or sounds dependent on each other. See also catena, chain.
Examples: concatenation of bungles and contradictions, 1880; of causes and effects, 1753; of explosions; of felicity, 1622; of ideas, 1867; of orgiasts; of straight lines, 1845.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concatenation - the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series
connectedness, connection, link - the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
2.concatenation - the linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc; "it was caused by an improbable concatenation of circumstances"
connection, connexion, connectedness - a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
3.concatenation - a series of things depending on each other as if linked togetherconcatenation - a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
catena - a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)
daisy chain - (figurative) a series of associated things or people or experiences
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
4.concatenation - the act of linking together as in a series or chain
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
Translations
konkatenacespojenízřetězení

concatenation

[kɒnˌkætɪˈneɪʃən] N (frm) → concatenación f

concatenation

[kɒnˌkætəˈneɪʃən] n (formal)
(gen) [things, events] → enchaînement m
(COMPUTING)concaténation f

concatenation

nVerkettung f

concatenation

[kɒnˌkætɪˈneɪʃn] n (frm) (of events, ideas) → concatenazione f
References in classic literature ?
It was a pictorial sheet, and Jo examined the work of art nearest her, idly wondering what fortuitous concatenation of circumstances needed the melodramatic illustration of an Indian in full war costume, tumbling over a precipice with a wolf at his throat, while two infuriated young gentlemen, with unnaturally small feet and big eyes, were stabbing each other close by, and a disheveled female was flying away in the background with her mouth wide open.
The machine had begun, and a moving concatenation of three horses and the aforesaid long rickety machine was visible over the gate, a driver sitting upon one of the hauling horses, and an attendant on the seat of the implement.
I have bewildered myself so--but one is apt, in these abstracted considerations, to lose the concatenation of ideas, as Mr Locke says:--in short, the truth is--in short, I scarce know what it is; but, as I was saying, my husband returned, and his behaviour, at first, greatly surprized me; but he soon acquainted me with the motive, and taught me to account for it.
The visual concatenation somewhat tempers the confusion engendered by the artist's self-styled "rhizomatic" practice, in which each exhibition is a temporary alignment of his nonhierarchical and divergent responses to the world (Francois is an itinerant artist).
The MDX250 provides an efficient solution for channelized Ethernet transport by connecting seamlessly with next-generation SONET/SDH framers supporting virtual concatenation (VCAT) and the Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS).
In chapter 1 Venier sketches the fifteenth-century manuscript tradition," the humanistic vulgate," that concatenation of the genuine, the interpolated, the corrupt, and the misguided, which transmitted the text of the Roman poet into the age of the printed book.
As a town, Vaduz offers a concatenation of kitsch detailing scarcely emulated this side of Las Vegas (though wild ostentation is kept in check by burgerlich primness).
The ARROW-2xGE supports two Gigabit Ethernet channels and independently maps each of them into a STS-48/STM-16 channelized payload, using the new Virtual Concatenation (VC) and Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) standards to ensure efficient use of the SONET channel bandwidth.
Concatenation uses less overhead than channelized transport.
5 concatenation still cannot compete with packet-based solutions.
Lenoir's central epistemological claim is that the only way scientists know the world is through their practices--not only the whole concatenation of apparatus, technologies, and procedures through which nature is "produced" for scientific scrutiny, but also the social processes by which scientists negotiate and persuade.
The result is that Shipler comes across less as a guiding intelligence through his concatenation of voices than as an accidental tourist or a foreign correspondent, sending letters back home from a strange land.