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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
  • n. The combination of several actions into one.
  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The act of bringing together and uniting several particulars, details, or parts into one body or whole.
  • n. The act of confirming or ratifying; confirmation; ratification.
  • n. In civil law, the uniting of the possession or profit of land with the property.
  • n. In Scots feudal law, the reunion of the property with the superiority, after they have been feudally disjoined.
  • n. In botany, same as adnation.
  • n. In geology, the mechanical process by which separated parts of a rock are brought closer together through pressure.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From Latin consolidationem, from consolidare. (Wiktionary)

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