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  • adj. Combined from two or more entities into one specific entity whilst retaining the defining characteristics of the original source entities.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of amalgamate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. joined together into a whole


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  • Zominthos is a charming place where all the features of Minoan archaeology are amalgamated, which is why we need to be careful as we excavate, not to miss any piece that could be added to the puzzle of the archaeology of the mountains.

    Picture 20 « Daily Life « Interactive Dig Crete – Zominthos Project

  • What's really at the heart of the issue here, is that publishers are trying to play hardball with EBGamestopcoland (or whatever we're calling the amalgamated game store lately) because they're trying to establish a business model where they can get away with ordering, say, 5 copies of a game per location, and pushing trade-ins to the extent that they are basically running an overpriced rental business.

    Verbal Spew

  • The music of this colored, or rather "amalgamated" choir, directed by a colored chorister, and accompanied by a colored organist, was in good taste.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The coalition government is a poor exchange for the current one, and serves neither democracy nor a voice for the “progressives”, or whatever the hell they’re calling their amalgamated socialist union.

    2008 December 12 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • It's actually just a technicality that they appear in the UK first, even by a matter of a few weeks - my contract states that they should be published in the US first, but back in 1999 Putnam merged with Penguin and the new amalgamated company re-jigged its list and moved me back a little, thereby accidentally exposing the UK date as the true first publication.

    An Interview with Lee Child, 2003

  • Since then, as major record companies have amalgamated, the space for artistic freedom has grown smaller.

    Simon Napier-Bell: Art is the New Rock'N'Roll

  • The primary care trust will cease to exist from June this year, some of its functions being taken over by an amalgamated "rump" PCT.

    Letters: Unpalatable medicine for the NHS

  • So it was Stephen Timms, the financial secretary to the treasury, who made a statement on the effective nationalisation of the newly amalgamated Lloyds HBOS bank.

    House Points: Vince Cable on bonus culture

  • We had high detection rates in another Ruralshire and were amalgamated into Greater Mudshire.

    See No Evil…… (at least until the next financial year) « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Perhaps unscripted reality shows and written fiction have already blurred together into some new amalgamated mush, just as the line between commercials and programs has been trashed.

    In the 500-channel universe, we're definitely lost in space


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  • I like the alternating vowel sounds.

    January 5, 2007

  • It looks so nice, with the "a" 4 times, "m" twice, the "l" and "t" and "d" jutting up, and the "g" swinging low.

    January 5, 2007