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n. pl. ca·te·nae (-nē) or ca·te·nas
A closely linked series, as of writings or geological features.

[Latin catēna, chain.]


n, pl -nae (-niː)
(Bible) a connected series, esp of patristic comments on the Bible
[C17: from Latin: chain]


(kəˈti nə)

n., pl. -nae (-nē),
a chain or connected series, esp. of extracts from certain writings.
[1635–45; < Latin catēna a chain]


 a chain or a connected series; a string or series of extracts from the writings of the Christian Fathers. See also chain.
Examples: catena of conscious observance, 1868; of difficulties, 1884; of opinion; 1862; of tory platitudes, 1886; of writers, 1862.
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Noun1.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)
chain, concatenation - a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
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