[ kon-kat-n-eyt ]
/ kɒnˈkæt nˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), con·cat·e·nat·ed, con·cat·e·nat·ing.

to link together; unite in a series or chain.


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

OTHER WORDS FROM concatenate

con·cat·e·na·tor, nounun·con·cat·e·nat·ed, adjectiveun·con·cat·e·nat·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for concatenate

/ (kɒnˈkætɪˌneɪt) /


(tr) to link or join together, esp in a chain or series


linked or joined together

Word Origin for concatenate

C16: from Late Latin concatēnāre from Latin com- together + catēna chain
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