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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of consolidating.
  • noun The state of being consolidated.
  • noun The merger of two or more commercial interests or corporations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making or the process of becoming solid, firm, or stable; the act of forming into a more firm or compact mass, body, or system.
  • noun The act of bringing together and uniting several particulars, details, or parts into one body or whole.
  • noun The act of confirming or ratifying; confirmation; ratification.
  • noun In civil law, the uniting of the possession or profit of land with the property.
  • noun In Scots feudal law, the reunion of the property with the superiority, after they have been feudally disjoined.
  • noun In botany, same as adnation.
  • noun In geology, the mechanical process by which separated parts of a rock are brought closer together through pressure.
  • noun In finance, the combining of two or more sources of revenue into a common fund, or of varied forms of public indebtedness into a stock bearing interest at a uniform rate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
  • noun (Bot.) To organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.
  • noun (Law) The combination of several actions into one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
  • noun The combination of several actions into one.
  • noun medicine A solidification into a firm dense mass. It is usually applied to induration (swelling or hardening of normally soft tissue) of a normally aerated lung.

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

  • noun something that has consolidated into a compact mass
  • noun combining into a solid mass
  • noun the act of combining into an integral whole

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin consolidationem, from consolidare.

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