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catenation

[kat-n-ey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act or process of catenating.
  2. 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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Related Words for catenation

array, string, progression, arrangement, streak, classification, concatenation, course, row, chain, continuity, run, track, sequel, procession, train, disposition, cycle, continuance, placement

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Historical Examples of catenation

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

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    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen