[kon-kat-n-ey-shuh n]
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Origin of concatenation

1595–1605; < Late Latin concatēnātiōn- (stem of concatēnātiō), equivalent to concatēnāt(us) concatenate + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for concatenation

continuity, chain, nexus, series, integration, link, succession, interlocking

Examples from the Web for concatenation

Contemporary Examples of concatenation

  • From there, the concatenation of escalation led to Israel's preemptive attack.

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Historical Examples of concatenation

British Dictionary definitions for concatenation


  1. a series of interconnected events, concepts, etc
  2. the act of linking together or the state of being joined
  3. logic a function that forms a single string of symbols from two given strings by placing the second after the first
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Word Origin and History for concatenation

c.1600, from Late Latin concatenationem (nominative concatenatio) "a linking together," noun of action from past participle stem of concatenare "to link together," from com- "together" (see com-) + catenare, from catena "a chain" (see chain (n.)).

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