I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin concatenatus, past participle of concatenare to link together, from Latin com- + catena chain Date: 15th century linked together II. transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1598 to link together in a series or chain • concatenation noun

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  • Concatenate — Con*cat e*nate (k[o^]n*k[a^]t [ e]*n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concatenated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concatenating}.] [L. concatenatus, p. p. of concatenare to concatenate. See {Catenate}.] To link together; to unite in a series or chain, as things… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concatenate — index combine (join together), consolidate (strengthen), join (bring together) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • concatenate — (v.) c.1600, from L.L. concatenat , pp. stem of concatenare to link together (see CONCATENATION (Cf. concatenation)). As a pp. adj., attested from late 15c. Related: Concatenated; concatenating …   Etymology dictionary

  • concatenate — vb articulate, *integrate Analogous words: link, connect, relate, unite, combine, *join, associate: fuse, blend, merge, coalesce (see MIX): organize, systematize (see ORDER vb) Contrasted words: break down, resolve, *analyze, dissect …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concatenate — [kən kat′ n āt΄, känkat′ n āt΄] adj. [LL concatenatus, pp. of concatenare, to link together < L com , together + catenare < catena, a CHAIN] linked together; connected vt. concatenated, concatenating to link together or join, as in a chain …   English World dictionary

  • concatenate — I UK [kənˈkætəneɪt] / US [kɑnˈkæt(ə)ˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms concatenate : present tense I/you/we/they concatenate he/she/it concatenates present participle concatenating past tense concatenated past participle concatenated computing… …   English dictionary

  • Concatenate — To link together in a chain or in a series. For example, the lymph nodes that appeared enlarged were concatenated, in a row like the links of a chain. The word concatenate comes from the Latin concatenare which was formed from com meaning with or …   Medical dictionary

  • concatenate — adj. [L. cum, together; catena, chain] To join or link together; connect in a series or chain; having a series of points placed in regular order …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • concatenate — concatenator, n. /kon kat n ayt /, v., concatenated, concatenating, adj. v.t. 1. to link together; unite in a series or chain. adj. 2. linked together, as in a chain. [1425 75; late ME (ptp.) < LL concatenatus (ptp. of concatenare), equiv. to con …   Universalium

  • concatenate — verb /kənˈkætɪneɪt/ a) To join or link together, as though in a chain. , 2003: Locke, by contrast, contended that [madness] was essentially a question of intellectual delusion, the capture of the mind by false ideas concatenated into a logical… …   Wiktionary

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