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Pronunciation:  kun`sâli'deyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
  2. [n]  combining into a solid mass
  3. [n]  something that has consolidated into a compact mass; "he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath"

CONSOLIDATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: integration
 See Also: amalgamation, centralisation, centralization, combination, combine, combining, combining, compounding, horizontal combination, horizontal integration, incorporation, merger, natural object, uniting, vertical combination, vertical integration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*sol`i*da"tion\, n. [L. consolidatio a
confirming: cf. F. consolidation.]
1. The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or
   uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification;

         The consolidation of the marble and of the stone did
         not fall out at random.               --Woodward.

         The consolidation of the great European monarchies.

2. (Bot.) To organic cohesion of different circled in a
   flower; adnation.

3. (Law) The combination of several actions into one.

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