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CONSOLIDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does consolidation mean? 

CONSOLIDATION (noun)
  The noun CONSOLIDATION has 3 senses:

1. combining into a solid mass
2. the act of combining into an integral whole
3. something that has consolidated into a compact mass

  Familiarity information: CONSOLIDATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSOLIDATION (noun)


Sense 1consolidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Combining into a solid mass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("consolidation" is a kind of...):

combine; combining (an occurrence that results in things being united)


Sense 2consolidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of combining into an integral whole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

consolidation; integration

Context examples:

a consolidation of two corporations / after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously / the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them

Hypernyms ("consolidation" is a kind of...):

combination; combining; compounding (the act of combining things to form a new whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "consolidation"):

centralisation; centralization (the act of consolidating power under a central control)

incorporation (consolidating two or more things; union in (or into) one body)

amalgamation; merger; uniting (the combination of two or more commercial companies)

vertical combination; vertical integration (absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution)

horizontal combination; horizontal integration (absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in the same level of production and sharing resources at that level)


Sense 3consolidation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that has consolidated into a compact mass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath

Hypernyms ("consolidation" is a kind of...):

natural object (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)


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