from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To connect or link in a series or chain.
- transitive v. Computer Science To arrange (strings of characters) into a chained list.
- adj. Connected or linked in a series.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To join or link together, as though in a chain.
- v. Computer instruction to join two strings together.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To link together; to unite in a series or chain, as things depending on one another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To link together; unite in a series or chain, as things depending on one another.
- Linked together in a chain or series; concatenated; specifically, in entomology, united at the base: applied to spines or other processes when their bases are joined by ridges or raised lines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. combine two strings to form a single one
- v. add by linking or joining so as to form a chain or series
Late Latin concatēnāre, concatēnāt- : com-, com- + catēnāre, to bind (from Latin catēna, chain).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the perfect passive participle stem of Latin concatēnāre ("to link or chain together"), from con ("with") + catēnō ("chain, bind"), from catēna ("a chain"). (Wiktionary)