the act of linking together in a chain; concatenating: The network is formed by the concatenation of nodes.
the state of being concatenated; connection, as in a chain: The concatenation of component elements in the power grid makes the system vulnerable to cyber attacks.
a series of interconnected or interdependent things or events: Human history is a concatenation of power struggles and people trying to survive.
Computers.Also called string concatenation . the process of joining strings of characters or data into a continuous series with no gaps: Due to string concatenation, the program reads “may be” and “maybe” as the same.
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How to use concatenation in a sentence
So I think it’s a concatenation of factors, but there’s not much question what the outcome is.Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on Inflation Worries, Cryptocurrency and 'Our Greatest Long-Term Threat' | Eben Shapiro | June 6, 2021 | Time
From there, the concatenation of escalation led to Israel's preemptive attack.
If the world had come to an end in consequence of such a concatenation, I think she would hardly have been surprised.Duffels | Edward Eggleston
There was a concatenation accordingly, every link in which had helped to make Ambrose Meyrick's position hopeless.The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
I have studied to develop the first causes, the better to show the concatenation of effects.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
A strange concatenation of events had also placed the rest of the royal family in an uneasy position.
But we miss a necessary link; there is a break in the otherwise close concatenation of his speculations.August Comte and Positivism | John-Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for concatenation
a series of interconnected events, concepts, etc
the act of linking together or the state of being joined
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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