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catenation

[ kat-n-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæt nˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of catenating.
Chemistry. the linking of identical atoms to form chainlike molecules.
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Origin of catenation

1635–45; <Latin catēnātiōn-, stem of catēnātiō;see catenate, -ion
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How to use catenation in a sentence

  • It implies a regular co-ordination of ideas, a catenation of reflections, in which circumstances are linked with each other.

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