amalgamation

[uh-mal-guh-mey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of amalgamating.
2.
the state or result of being amalgamated.
3.
Commerce. a consolidation of two or more corporations.
4.
Metallurgy. the extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury.

Origin:
1605–15; amalgam + -ation

preamalgamation, noun
reamalgamation, noun
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amalgamation (əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃən)
 
n
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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amalgamation
1610s; see amalgamate. Fig., non-chemical sense of "combining into one uniform whole" is attested from 1775.
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