To link together or join. For example, concatenating the three words in, as, and much yields the single word inasmuch. Computer manuals often refer to the process of concatenating strings, a string being any series of characters. You can also concatenate files by appending one to another.
- concatenated SMS
An extension to the short message service (SMS) that allows messages longer than 160 alpha-numeric characters with 7-bit character encoding to be sent using a mobile phone. The longer concatenated SMS text messages are broken down and sent as multiple smaller messages. The recipient’s mobile phone assembles the messages back into one long message. Concatenated […]
The act of linking together two or more objects.
A type of multiplexor that combines multiple channels onto a single transmission medium in such a way that all the individual channels can be simultaneously active. For example, ISPs use concentrators to combine their dial-up modem connections onto faster T-1 lines that connect to the Internet. Concentrators are also used in local-area networks (LANs) to […]
Referring to an action that takes place only if a specific condition is met. Conditional expressions are one of the most important components of programming languages because they enable a program to act differently each time it is executed, depending on the input. Most programming languages use the word if for conditional expressions. For example, […]
- conditional access
Abbreviated as CA, in digital television broadcasting, conditional access is the term used to describe a system of allowing consumers access to only those services for which they have subscribed. A conditional access system using both scrambling and encryption to prevent unauthorized reception of services by those not paying for the service.