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Friday word: Concatenation

con·cat·e·na·tion kənˌkatnˈāSH(ə)n/
noun
1. a series of interconnected things or events.
2. the action of linking things together in a series.

Etymology:

Middle English, from Late Latin concatenatus, past participle of concatenare to link together, from Latin com- + catena chain

First Known Use: 15th century

Examples:
"a singular concatenation of events unlikely to recur"

"a concatenation of events that had finally led to murder"

"It was a pictorial sheet, and Jo examined the work of art nearest her, idly wondering what fortuitous concatenation of circumstances needed the melodramatic illustration of an Indian in full war costume, tumbling over a precipice with a wolf at his throat, while two infuriated young gentlemen, with unnaturally small feet and big eyes, were stabbing each other close by, and a disheveled female was flying away in the background with her mouth wide open.

Pausing to turn a page, the lad saw her looking and, with boyish good nature offered half his paper, saying bluntly, "want to read it? That's a first-rate story."

(Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")

Tags: c, latin, middle english, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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