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[ kuhn-sol-i-dey-shuhn ]


  1. an act or instance of combining or consolidating into a single or unified whole; the state of being consolidated; unification:

    Our CEO proposed the consolidation of several departments and the elimination of 10 positions.

  2. solidification; strengthening:

    consolidation of principles and beliefs.

  3. something resulting from a unification of two or more elements; a consolidated whole.
  4. Law. the union of two or more claims or actions at law for trial or appeal.
  5. Business, Finance.
    1. the combining of several financial accounts into a single one, as when the financial results from two or more businesses are combined into a single statement.
    2. a statutory combination of two or more corporations.
  6. Pathology. the process of becoming solid, as the changing of lung tissue from aerated and elastic to firm in certain diseases.
  7. Geology. lithification.
  8. Physiology. the process by which the brain forms stable, long-lasting memories.
  9. Consolidation, Railroads: Now Rare. a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and no rear truck.


/ kənˌsɒlɪˈdeɪʃən /


  1. the act of consolidating or state of being consolidated
  2. something that is consolidated or integrated
  3. law
    1. the combining of two or more actions at law
    2. the combination of a number of Acts of Parliament into one codifying statute
  4. geology the process, including compression and cementation, by which a loose deposit is transformed into a hard rock
  5. 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

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Derived Forms

  • conˈsoliˌdative, adjective

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Other Words From

  • con·sol·i·da·tive [k, uh, n-, sol, -i-dey-tiv], adjective
  • non·con·sol·i·da·tion noun
  • pre·con·sol·i·da·tion noun
  • pro·con·sol·i·da·tion adjective
  • re·con·sol·i·da·tion noun
  • un·con·sol·i·da·tion noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of consolidation1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English consolidacioun “healing by closing up, knitting of bones,” from Late Latin consolidātiōn- (stem of consolidātiō ) “merging of usufruct in property, establishing of ownership, consolidation”; consolidate -ion

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Example Sentences

That ends up leading to a really massive consolidation around a few platforms.

Nowadays, technology is all about consolidation, and a printer is no exception.

Klobuchar’s bill, the Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act, seeks to address consolidation across industries, calling out “dominant digital platforms” specifically.

Then, at the end of last year, as media companies’ businesses rebounded, the consolidation trend returned.

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In 2012, an internal Canadian government report called for the consolidation of these forces.

This impressive record of political consolidation, however, does not leave it invulnerable.

For some, such as NorCal Council, the consolidation of councils went relatively smoothly.

Under Bill Clinton, he was for consolidation and deregulation.

And consolidation is what happens in the aftermath of bubbles.

Side by side with tribal and national consolidation went on the growth in leadership.

After the consolidation a house of three stories in a good neighborhood was rented, and devoted entirely to the use of the club.

A man's acts and opinions are interesting in proportion to the degree of consolidation attained by his individuality.

The process of Prussian consolidation begun three years before was thus hastened.

His credit was further strengthened in the same session by his bill for the consolidation of the customs and excise.


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