consolidation

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

noun

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

consolidation

/ (kənˌsɒlɪˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of consolidating or state of being consolidated
something that is consolidated or integrated
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
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 Formsconsolidative, adjective
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Medicine definitions for consolidation

consolidation

[ kən-sŏl′ĭ-dāshən ]

n.

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

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