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concatenate

[kon-kat-n-eyt]
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verb (used with object), con·cat·e·nat·ed, con·cat·e·nat·ing.
  1. to link together; unite in a series or chain.
adjective
  1. linked together, as in a chain.

Origin of concatenate

1425–75; late Middle English (past participle) < Late Latin concatēnātus (past participle of concatēnāre), equivalent to con- con- + Latin catēn(a) chain + -ātus -ate1
Related formscon·cat·e·na·tor, nounun·con·cat·e·nat·ed, adjectiveun·con·cat·e·nat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concatenator

concatenate

verb
  1. (tr) to link or join together, esp in a chain or series
adjective
  1. linked or joined together

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin concatēnāre from Latin com- together + catēna chain
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Word Origin and History for concatenator

concatenate

v.

c.1600, from Late Latin concatenatus, past participle of concatenare "to link together" (see concatenation). Related: Concatenated; concatenating.

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