American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of amalgamating or the condition resulting from this act.
- n. A consolidation or merger, as of several corporations.
- n. The production of a metal alloy of mercury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal. Specifically, a process by which the precious metals are separated from the rock through which they are distributed in fine particles, by taking advantage of their affinity for quicksilver. This is done by pulverizing the rock and bringing it in contact with that metal, by the aid of suitable machinery. The amalgam thus produced is afterward retorted, the quicksilver being distilled off and the precious metal left behind.
- n. The mixing or blending of different things, especially of races; the result of such mixing or blending; interfusion, as of diverse elements.
- n. Consolidation; specifically, the union of two or more incorporated societies or joint-stock companies into one concern or under one general direction.
- n. The process of amalgamating; a mixture, merger or consolidation.
- n. The result of amalgamating; a mixture or alloy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; -- applied particularly to the process of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury.
- n. The mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or blending; a homogeneous union.
- n. the combination of two or more commercial companies
- From Medieval Latin amalgamatio. (Wiktionary)
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“The bugbear of amalgamation is continually flaunted in the eyes of the people.”
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“This amalgamation was heralded as "the first step in creating a national, non-partisan, political organization of cultural workers ... that will markedly influence the Peace.”
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