Definition of concatenation in English:



  • 1A series of interconnected things.

    ‘a concatenation of events which had finally led to the murder’
    • ‘There's also a mounting seriousness of tone that doesn't sit entirely well with the plot's concatenation of coincidences and unlikelihoods.’
    • ‘As one walks through the different rooms, passages and interstices of the gallery, there is a tremendous but transient concatenation of sound.’
    • ‘Saami languages, being of the Finno-Ugric family, are agglutinative, creating words by linear concatenation of morphemes.’
    • ‘The geocentric, geostatic cosmos of Aristotle having been quite exploded, all that remained was an infinite and intricate concatenation of causes and effects.’
    • ‘I've just put up an edited concatenation of those two talks, coupled with invaluable editorial suggestions from Alicia Cervini.’
    • ‘All then set off down the hill in the vehicles, but I preferred to walk, to be alone in this vast action of snow, this immense concatenation of white silence, every step a splendid one.’
    • ‘It is, as biological chains of cause and effect go, a fairly simple concatenation of events.’
    • ‘The concatenation of circumstances has led to Gerhard Rach of Germany donning the mantle of chief coach, assisted by the former Olympian, Germany's Oliver Kutz and India's Jagbir Singh.’
    • ‘To inform a reading of this seemingly infinite concatenation of closed brackets, Michael Davidson writes about narrative frames.’
    • ‘All of these things came together to create this awful concatenation of these various factors, simply diabolically coming together.’
    • ‘In language, a lone signifier would be an utterly meaningless sound or concatenation of sounds.’
    • ‘Yet that prodigious concatenation of evils, which should be devastating, is not notably impeding the nation.’
    • ‘The only active agents in this world, the only real subjects among this concatenation of passive objects, are us humans.’
    • ‘And so you had this accidental concatenation of events.’
    • ‘How do we achieve something that Europe has never managed before, or any comparable concatenation of states on any other continent?’
    • ‘Looking back, I think they might have some enduring value as a kind of unique concatenation of intellectual influences and real-life experience that could be useful as a reference-guide to others.’
    • ‘Now, why, in that concatenation of facts, do you not have a basis on which the primary judge can find that to some extent there is evidence?’
    • ‘Extending from one end to the other is a great concatenation of human bodies linked by their reaching, touching, grasping, and leaning, each creating a dangerous possibility of human-to-human contagion.’
    • ‘Lincoln shook her head with misplaced appetite for this latest in an intermittently arduous concatenation of sterling scuffles.’
    • ‘They preferred to wait for some concatenation of events which would re-legitimise their anti-establishment confrontationist position, and their turbulent inner life, while retaining at least some of the original Left icons.’
    series, sequence, succession
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    1. 1.1mass noun The action of linking things together in a series, or the condition of being linked in such a way.
      ‘the concatenation of lists’
      • ‘The medium of social exchange in both cases seems subject to the concatenation of individual experience and linguistic artifice, without clear purchase on how social being determines consciousness in, of and through language.’
      • ‘And this linkage, this so-called concatenation or coming together of effects unifying these vastly different domains of nature, is one of the most compelling aspects in this field.’
      • ‘Let x v be an N-tuple defined as the concatenation of the alignment columns specified by the N-long vector of indices v.’
      • ‘One would think that meaning might flare up here or there though some chance concatenation of words.’
      • ‘The strategic concatenation of several such artists at any given time results in the establishment of a trend.’
      • ‘LSPs are created by the distribution of label bindings and the concatenation of one or more label switched hops.’
      • ‘The results of our analyses demonstrate that concatenation of data can improve the signal for relationships and also that care is needed to investigate possible incongruence between partitions.’
      • ‘More concretely, we draw independent pairs of amino acids from this distribution, and the concatenation of these pairs gives us a simulated gap-free alignment at PAM distance t k.’
      • ‘As has been pointed out recently, while data concatenation has the effect of reducing sampling effects, they are still not capable of stating whether or not the trees are correct.’
      • ‘Nucleotide alignments were created by the concatenation of the individual gene alignments.’
      • ‘The group opisthokonts was not recovered in some recently published analyses (e.g., domain contents and concatenation of genome sequences).’
      • ‘The per-process space available for environment variables is, however, limited, and a simple textual concatenation of attribute-value pairs is a fairly inflexible way to store data.’
      • ‘The ML phylogeny inferred from the concatenation of the 129 genes is shown in figure 1.’
      • ‘Arbitrary concatenation facilitates optimization of this fragmented bandwidth.’
      • ‘Only drive striping and concatenation were completely safe, and mirroring was safe as long as you did not use the on-line rebuild code.’
      • ‘This kind of string handling and string concatenation was good enough for Kernighan and Ritchie, but it has its problems.’
      • ‘Studied tones were represented as vectors comprising two 10-element fields, one representing pitch and the other duration, with concatenation representing feature pairings.’
      • ‘In addition, phylogenetic analyses were performed for each of the individual virB genes selected for concatenation.’
      combination, amalgamation, incorporation, unification, consolidation, merger, fusing, blending, meshing, homogenization, homogenizing, coalescing, assimilation
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