vertical combination

the integration within one company of individual businesses working separately in related phases of the production and sale of a product.
Also called vertical integration. Unabridged
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vertical combination

absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution [syn: vertical integration
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