[ kuh n-sol-i-dey-shuh n ]
/ kənˌsɒl ɪˈdeɪ ʃən /


Origin of consolidation

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin consolidātiōn- (stem of consolidātiō), equivalent to Latin consolidāt(us) (see consolidate) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for consolidation


/ (kənˌsɒlɪˈdeɪʃən) /


the act of consolidating or state of being consolidated
something that is consolidated or integrated
  1. the combining of two or more actions at law
  2. 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

Derived Forms

consolidative, adjective
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Medicine definitions for consolidation


[ kən-sŏl′ĭ-dāshən ]


The process of becoming a firm solid mass, as in an infected lung when the alveoli are filled with exudate.
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