[kuh n-sol-i-dey-shuh n]
- 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
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- 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
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- The process of becoming a firm solid mass, as in an infected lung when the alveoli are filled with exudate.
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