# Definition:Concatenation

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## Disambiguation

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**Concatenation** may refer to:

- Topology:
- Concatenation: the joining together of two maps on the unit order-$n$ cube
- Concatenation of Paths: an instance of such topological concatenation

- Vector Analysis:
- Concatenation of Contours: the joining together of two contours to form a longer contour.

- Formal Systems:
- Concatenation (Formal Systems): the placing of symbols next to each other to form a string.

- Set Theory, Abstract Algebra and so on:
- Concatenation of Ordered Tuples: putting together two ordered tuples to form a new one.

## Linguistic Note

The word **concatenation** derives from the Latin **com-** for **with/together** and the Latin word **catena** for **chain**.

However, the end result of such an operation is not to be confused with a (set theoretical) chain.