con·cat·e·nate (kŏn-kătn-āt′, kən-)
tr.v. con·cat·e·nat·ed, con·cat·e·nat·ing, con·cat·e·nates
1. To connect or link in a series or chain.
2. Computers To arrange (strings of characters) into a chained list.
adj. (-nĭt, -nāt′)
Connected or linked in a series.
[Late Latin concatēnāre, concatēnāt- : com-, com- + catēnāre, to bind (from Latin catēna, chain).]
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