catena

noun
ca·​te·​na | \ kə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce catena (audio) \
plural catenae\ kə-​ˈtē-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce catena (audio) \ or catenas

Definition of catena

: a connected series of related things

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Examples of catena in a Sentence

a catena of lies that ultimately proved to be her undoing

First Known Use of catena

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catena

Medieval Latin, from Latin, chain

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“Catena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catena. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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