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- To join or link together, as though in a chain.
- 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason, Penguin, published 2004, page 182:
- Locke, by contrast, contended that [madness] was essentially a question of intellectual delusion, the capture of the mind by false ideas concatenated into a logical system of unreality.
- (transitive, computing) To join (text strings) together.
- Concatenating "shoe" with "string" yields "shoestring".
computing: to join two strings together
concatenate (not comparable)
- (biology) Joined together as if in a chain.
- 1947, Ivan Mackenzie Lamb, A monograph of the lichen genus Placopsis Nyl, page 166:
- The Nostocoid type consists of small rounded blue-green cells not over 5p. in diameter and arranged in chains which are often much broken up in the cephalodium, so that the concatenate arrangement is hardly apparent.
concatenate f pl