the act or process of amalgamating.
the state or result of being amalgamated.
Commerce. a consolidation of two or more corporations.
Metallurgy. the extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury.

1605–15; amalgam + -ation

preamalgamation, noun
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amalgamation (əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃən)
1.  the action or process of amalgamating
2.  the state of being amalgamated
3.  a method of extracting precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury to form an amalgam
4.  commerce another word for merger

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Word Origin & History

1610s; see amalgamate. Fig., non-chemical sense of "combining into one uniform whole" is attested from 1775.
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Max is based on an amalgamation of my son and stepson.
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It's an amalgamation of various training methods.
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