Definition of concatenate in English:



[with object]formal, technical
  • Link (things) together in a chain or series.

    ‘some words may be concatenated, such that certain sounds are omitted’
    • ‘Their systems create composite volumes, for example by striping and/or concatenating physical disks, but there's no intelligence in those disks - the data still maps to a physical location.’
    • ‘Therefore any number of available, individual timeslots within a wavelength can be concatenated, without interrupting other circuits.’
    • ‘An iterative characteristic is one that can be concatenated with itself.’
    • ‘Some analyses were conducted on data sets formed by concatenating the two genes.’
    • ‘The selected regions of all protein genes were then concatenated.’
    • ‘On your home computer, typing fires up an ssh session over to and concatenates the file called secretdata in your remote home directory.’
    • ‘The 13 nucleotide sequence alignments were then concatenated into one data set.’
    • ‘In subsequent analyses, we treated each protein separately, instead of concatenating the sequences.’
    • ‘The contigs of each chromosome were concatenated together in the proper order to form long sequences.’
    • ‘Copan Systems concatenates the volumes instead of striping them, but still calculates parity for them.’
    • ‘These small patches can be concatenated together when distributed to project maintainers.’
    • ‘Thereafter an urgent, rapid camera movement creates a vertical concatenating barrier of the series of windows splitting the screen in half, into the inside and the outside of the house.’
    • ‘The retrieved file name is concatenated into a full URL and returned.’
    • ‘The 60,000 samples obtained from the four chains were then concatenated to produce the consensus results shown here.’
    • ‘For this reason, the two data sets were concatenated.’
    • ‘In this operation, the cipher uses the Content Key to process a 65-bit number created by concatenating the display's Repeater bit and the 64-bit random number generated by the host in Step 1.’
    • ‘I also concatenated the two sequences, for a data set of 1541 bp.’
    • ‘The program stores image streams in a single file, concatenating each successive image onto the end of the file.’
    • ‘Thus, three blocks were finally selected, and they were concatenated together with blocks from other proteins for subsequent phylogenetic analyses.’
    • ‘We simulated data of this type by concatenating alignments from two generating trees.’
    attach, join, fasten, fix, affix, couple, link, bridge, secure, make fast, tie, tie up, bind, fetter, strap, rope, tether, truss, lash, hitch, moor, anchor, yoke, chain
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Late 15th century (as an adjective): from late Latin concatenat- ‘linked together’, from the verb concatenare, from con- ‘together’ + catenare, from catena ‘chain’.