In his lecture on the causes of the Civil War, the professor connected or concatenated separate, isolated happenings together into a logical chain of events. Samuel had never thought about the events of his grandfather’s lifetime in this linked, concatenated way before. As he listened to the professor speak, Samuel finally understood how these separate events joined and concatenated into a chain of influences and reactions that produced the final conflict.
Quiz: What does it mean to concatenate things?
- To organize them chronologically through time.
- To lay them out logically according to an ideal.
- To join them together, end to end, in a chain.