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I heard this mentioned and wanted to find out more. It does exist in google searches but I found no 'introduction'. I also found no information in the php manual or in my usual resources (like here).

I'm looking for a succinct answer and/or a link.


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Wouldn't this be what things like str_split() and explode() do? Or am I way off with that? –  DaveRandom Dec 16 '11 at 8:54
Yup. Concatenation = combining strings. Deconcatenation = exploding strings. –  Interrobang Dec 16 '11 at 8:54
Deconcatenation isn't even a word –  Jaitsu Dec 16 '11 at 8:57
I knew what it meant, I wondered if there was some math behind it or some special functions. I mean why else use a name for something we already have a name for!? –  Adam Narbutt Dec 16 '11 at 8:57
This question appears to be off-topic because it is tour meaning of a word. –  gnat Sep 14 '13 at 11:07

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I've never heard it before, but must be the inverse operation of concatenation.

It sounds like a general concept, so this isn't necessarily explode which does a specific task.