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A.Word.A.Day--concatenate

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concatenate (kon-KAT-n-ayt, kuhn-) verb tr.

1. To connect or link in a series or chain.

2. Computer Science. To arrange (strings of characters) into a chained list.

adjective (-nit, -nat)

Connected or linked in a series.

[Late Latin concatenare, concatenat- : com- + catenare, to bind (from Latin catena, chain).]

"To deal with the deluge, you may want to ... subscribe in digest mode, in which the day's messages are concatenated and sent as a single message." Scott Spanbauer, Gloria Hansen, Lincoln Spector, Steve Bass and Judy Heim, You've Got E-Mail, PC World Monthly, Jun 1, 1998.

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