- an act or instance of consolidating; the state of being consolidated; unification: consolidation of companies.
- solidification; strengthening: consolidation of principles and beliefs.
- something that is or has been consolidated; a consolidated whole.
- a statutory combination of two or more corporations.
- the union of two or more claims or actions at law for trial or appeal.
- (initial capital letter) a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and no rear truck.
- Pathology. the process of becoming solid, as changing of lung tissue from aerated and elastic to firm in certain diseases.
- Geology. lithification.
Origin of consolidation
Related Words for consolidationmerger, unification, strengthening, condensation, amalgamation, fusion, reinforcement, coalition, alliance, incorporation, compression, concentration, solidification, association, federation, melding, mergence
Examples from the Web for consolidation
Contemporary Examples of consolidation
In 2012, an internal Canadian government report called for the consolidation of these forces.Terrorist Ends Canada’s Innocence
October 22, 2014
For some, such as NorCal Council, the consolidation of councils went relatively smoothly.Why Are Girl Scout Camps Being Closed?
January 12, 2014
Under Bill Clinton, he was for consolidation and deregulation.Will Obama Learn the Right Lesson From the Summers Debacle?
September 18, 2013
And consolidation is what happens in the aftermath of bubbles.
Of course, one of the undesired outcomes of the last several years has been consolidation.
Historical Examples of consolidation
The parties could agree neither on terms of consolidation nor on boundaries.
In all these acts of consolidation the influence of Mr. Wade was active and powerful.
The consolidation still required the sanction of the legislature.
One of the roads entering into the consolidation was the Utica and Schenectady.
I—I—ugh, ugh, I know what you want:—a consolidation and annihilation of the States.The Politician Out-Witted
- the act of consolidating or state of being consolidated
- something that is consolidated or integrated
- the combining of two or more actions at law
- the combination of a number of Acts of Parliament into one codifying statute
- geology the process, including compression and cementation, by which a loose deposit is transformed into a hard rock
- psychol the process in the brain that makes the memory for an event enduring; the process is thought to continue for some time after the event
Word Origin and History for consolidation
- The process of becoming a firm solid mass, as in an infected lung when the alveoli are filled with exudate.