Meaning of Concatenation

What is Concatenation:

Concatenation is the action and effect of chaining concepts, ideas, numbers, codes, or atoms together to create an interconnected sequence or set.

The word concatenation derives from Latin concatenation, composed of the prefix with-, which refers to a union, catena, which means "string", and the suffix -tion, which indicates "action and effect of". In this way, concatenation is etymologically the action and effect of joining elements to form a chain.

Synonyms of concatenation can be found in the words interligation, chaining, linking and union.

The concatenation supposes elements that due to their nature can join each other and form something new or different. This concept is used in philosophy, literature, chemistry, and programming.

Concatenation in chemistry

In chemistry, concatenation is a property of certain atoms to bond with each other and form chains. This is the case, for example, of the carbon atom, which, through the creation of bonds with other atoms, forms other organic substances.

In organic chemistry, compounds that contain carbon are considered organic. Carbon is the only element that can join other carbon atoms in a process called concatenation.

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