Definition of amalgamation in English:

amalgamation

noun

  • The action, process, or result of combining or uniting.

    ‘the threat of amalgamation with a competitor’
    ‘an amalgamation of two separate companies’
    • ‘The number of religious secondary schools has fallen from 472 to 380 in 15 years, mainly due to closures and amalgamations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 first priority will be to protect Leichhardt council against further amalgamations.’
    • ‘There are implications here too for areas with falling numbers and proposals for school amalgamations or closures.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That presumably means potential closures or amalgamations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The job losses are a combined result of school amalgamations, closures and budget shortfalls across both the primary and secondary sector.’
    • ‘Emslie admits that no-one is sure how the industry will evolve and that mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations are on the horizon.’
    • ‘We will fight for these cuts to be reversed and for no amalgamations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By 1928, again through the process of absorptions and amalgamations, there came to be only 12 factories.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There will be some amalgamations - some are already in train.’
    • ‘But Moloney is opposed to mergers or amalgamations.’
    • ‘If there is one argument against amalgamations, this is it.’
    • ‘There is a national procedure for amalgamations involving a joint managerial body and provision for a set of discussions leading to preferences for amalgamation.’
    combination, union, merger, blend, mixture, mingling, compound, fusion, marriage, weave, coalescence, synthesis, composite, composition, concoction, amalgam
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

amalgamation

/əˌmalɡəˈmāSH(ə)n//əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/