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  • n. A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
  • n. The application of these series of links.
  • n. Operation of joining two character strings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being concatenated or linked together; a relation of interconnection or interdependence.
  • n. A series of things united like links in a chain; any series of interconnected or interdependent things or events: as, “a concatenation of explosions,”
  • n. The association of a number of nerve-cells in a series to form a nerve or nerve-tract.
  • n. In electricity, same as cascade connection, .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
  • n. the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series
  • n. the linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc
  • n. the act of linking together as in a series or chain


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  • The portentious concatenation is a parallel post by another well-known non-philosopher, P. Z.Meyers.

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  • Nature had formed honest Meg for such encounters; and as her noble soul delighted in them, so her outward properties were in what Tony Lumpkin calls a concatenation accordingly.

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  • The single text operator (the so-called ampersand) is used in formulas to join together two or more text entries (an operation with the highfalutin 'name concatenation).

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  • The concatenation is a rather exciting departure from decades of tradition.

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  • The turn to concrete social mechanisms as the unit of social analysis suggests that it is most fruitful to seek out explanations of outcomes as the "concatenation" of a set of common social mechanisms Social Mechanisms: An Analytical Approach to Social Theory.

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  • I think the idea of 'concatenation' is a useful way to approach the heterogeneity of the social, but I wonder at the same time whether it doesn't cover over some difficult questions.

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  • For astrology pretendeth to discover that correspondence or concatenation which is between the superior globe and the inferior; natural magic pretendeth to call and reduce natural philosophy from variety of speculations to the magnitude of works; and alchemy pretendeth to make separation of all the unlike parts of bodies which in mixtures of natures are incorporate.

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  • In Simplicius Fate is the chain of causal concatenation which is inherent in the seed and there - fore considered the ratio seminalis.


  • So you see a-forging one link after another in the chain: Cæsar for a political interest conquers Gaul; thirty years afterward Augustus goes there to seek new revenues for his balance-sheet; thence-forward there are always immediate needs that urge Roman politics into Gallic affairs: and so it is that little by little Roman politics become permanently involved, by a kind of concatenation, not by deliberate plan.

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  • This is referred to as "concatenation" and has been an area of significant attention regarding the maintenance of video and audio quality and integrity.

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  • concatenation is a concatenation of the words con cat and nation, as well as the letter e

    January 20, 2013

  • A phylogenetic method based on combining different genes into a single super-matrix, and analyzing this matrix forcing all genes to conform to the same topology.
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    June 5, 2010

  • actually, I use it all the time, in the phrase "by a unique concatenation of circumstances"

    in other words, there's a long story of meaningless reasons that led to this, but I don't feel like listing them

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  • Cool idea. I'm trying to think of a practical use for it, or wondering if it's more trouble than it's worth.

    April 30, 2007

  • "The basic idea is this: Change X number of image downloads to 1 image download by making 1 big image that contains the X images."

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