Definitions

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  • n. The act of coalescing.
  • n. The merging of two segments into one resulting from mutual assimilation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or state of growing together, as similar parts; the act of uniting by natural affinity or attraction; the state of being united; union; concretion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of coalescing or uniting; the state of being intimately joined.
  • n. In botany, the organic union of similar parts.
  • n. In psychology: the combination of a number of sensible data into a single object-perception.
  • n. The unremarked assimilation of a mental content to other mental contents or to conscious dispositions.

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

  • n. the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

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Examples

  • Merriam-Webster Online defines the word coalescence:

    Tasting Notes

  • Merriam-Webster Online defines the word coalescence: to arise from the combination of distinct elements. "

    The New York Cork Report

  • For pragmatism this kind of coalescence is inessential.

    Meaning of Truth

  • There's a kind of coalescence happening in the aboriginal rights movement and this film is part of that.

    The Guardian World News

  • Reut said there is a "coalescence" between "two parallel processes" - the so-called delegitimization forces, like NGOs and leftist organizations, and the militant Islamist efforts led by such groups as Hamas and Hezbollah.

    Window Into Palestine

  • They will create comparisons designed to mislead: Reut said there is a "coalescence" between "two parallel processes" - the so-called delegitimization forces, such as NGOs and leftist organizations, and the militant Islamist efforts led by groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

    iToot Stream

  • When two rain droplets merge, "coalescence" has taken place.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • This coalescence of events and circumstances has never happened before.

    Beverly Willett: The Most Pioneering Divorce Reform Effort In 40 Years

  • "I just don't see any real coalescence around any one candidate," Mr. Bolton said.

    Wide-Open GOP Presidential Field Spurs Dark Horses

  • They also underline Ankara's coalescence with Washington on regional policy, following a recent strain that saw Turkey moving closer to Iran and engaging in rhetorical sparring with a top U.S. ally in the region, Israel.

    Turkey Pushes for New Action on Syria

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  • I submitted my first grant proposal yesterday that mentions those methods.
    (Five days till Prolagus coalesces . . .)

    June 9, 2010

  • Good for you, Prolagus! You're almost there!
    *feels slightly smarter just looking at this page*

    June 5, 2010

  • I can barely USE coalescent methods (ABC). Explaining them could be a little too much to ask. :)
    (I could try, but not 10 days before my comprehensive exam.)

    June 5, 2010

  • Pro? Now that you've nailed concatenation . . .

    June 5, 2010