Definition of amalgamation in English:

amalgamation

noun

  • [mass noun] The action, process, or result of combining or uniting.

    ‘the threat of amalgamation with another college’
    [count noun] ‘an amalgamation of two separate companies’
    • ‘There will be some amalgamations - some are already in train.’
    • ‘Nobody would be in a position to give other than a personal view on what might happen if you engaged, for example, in amalgamations of these various bodies.’
    • ‘By that time it was halfway into reorganising itself for April 2001 into 42 new areas, eight of which were amalgamations needing new budgets and plans.’
    • ‘If there is one argument against amalgamations, this is it.’
    • ‘The first priority will be to protect Leichhardt council against further amalgamations.’
    • ‘But Moloney is opposed to mergers or amalgamations.’
    • ‘There is a national procedure for amalgamations involving a joint managerial body and provision for a set of discussions leading to preferences for amalgamation.’
    • ‘There are implications here too for areas with falling numbers and proposals for school amalgamations or closures.’
    • ‘Clearly, the impact of mergers and amalgamations on employees in both the acquiring and the acquired organizations requires greater attention on the part of researchers given the recent trends.’
    • ‘That presumably means potential closures or amalgamations.’
    • ‘Emslie admits that no-one is sure how the industry will evolve and that mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations are on the horizon.’
    • ‘How do communities stay intact in the midst of the hurricane of forced political amalgamations, wider bureaucratic policies and gigantic conglomerates?’
    • ‘And yet at the same time, the death of a language takes with it a disappearance of a culture, amalgamations which ultimately limit the diversity in the way we communicate and the way we think.’
    • ‘By 1928, again through the process of absorptions and amalgamations, there came to be only 12 factories.’
    • ‘Mr. Forde said that experience in Ireland and abroad did not confirm that large scale amalgamations of cooperatives were a guarantee of successful future development or of clear benefit to shareholders.’
    • ‘Soon after the club went out of existence and did not return to competitive fare again until 1940 when the club was reformed following a number of amalgamations within the parish.’
    • ‘All of these will be automatically assimilated into the new school, but as is the practice with all school amalgamations, an enhanced early retirement scheme will be on offer.’
    • ‘The number of religious secondary schools has fallen from 472 to 380 in 15 years, mainly due to closures and amalgamations.’
    • ‘We will fight for these cuts to be reversed and for no amalgamations.’
    • ‘The job losses are a combined result of school amalgamations, closures and budget shortfalls across both the primary and secondary sector.’
    combination, union, merger, blend, mixture, mingling, compound, fusion, marriage, weave, coalescence, synthesis, composite, composition, concoction, amalgam
    mash-up
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Origin

Early 17th century: from medieval Latin amalgamare (see amalgamate).

Pronunciation:

amalgamation

/əmalɡəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/