concatenate

adjective
con·cat·e·nate | \ kän-ˈka-tə-nət , kən- \

Definition of concatenate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: linked together

concatenate

verb
con·cat·e·nate | \ kän-ˈka-tə-ˌnāt , kən- \
concatenated; concatenating

Definition of concatenate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to link together in a series or chain … a theory is useful to concatenate facts … —John Pinkerton

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Verb

concatenation \(ˌ)kän-ˌka-tə-ˈnā-shən, kən- \ noun

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Verb

Concatenate comes directly from Latin concatenare, which in turn is formed from con-, meaning "with" or "together," and catena, meaning "chain." In fact, the word chain itself evolved from "catena." "Concatenate" has a somewhat longer history as an adjective, meaning "linked together," than as a verb. The adjective first appeared in English in the 15th century and the verb was in use by the early 17th century. "Catenate," a verb in its own right meaning "to link in a series," had also arrived on the scene by the early 17th century.

Examples of concatenate in a Sentence

Verb

concatenate several lists of instructions into a single master file the movie actually concatenates into one extended narrative several episodes from various books in the series

First Known Use of concatenate

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concatenate

Adjective

Middle English, from Late Latin concatenatus, past participle of concatenare to link together, from Latin com- + catena chain

Verb

see concatenate entry 1

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The first known use of concatenate was in the 15th century

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concatenate

adjective
con·cat·e·nate | \ kän-ˈkat-ə-nət, kən- \

Medical Definition of concatenate 

: linked together

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