• (GA) IPA: /kənˈkæt.ə.neɪt/

concatenate (concatenates, present participle concatenating; past and past participle concatenated)

  1. To join or link together, as though in a chain.
    • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason, (Penguin 2004), page 182)
      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 system of unreality.
  2. (transitive, computing) To join (text strings) together.
    Concatenating "shoe" with "string" yields "shoestring".
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: concaténer
  • Russian: конкатени́ровать

concatenate (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Joined together as if in a chain.
    • 1947, Ivan Mackenzie Lamb, A monograph of the lichen genus Placopsis Nyl (page 166)
      The Nostocoid type consists of small rounded blue-green cells not over 5p. in diameter and arranged in chains which are often much broken up in the cephalodium, so that the concatenate arrangement is hardly apparent.

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