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amalgam


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amalgam  \A*mal"gam\,  n.  [F.  amalgame  prob.  fr  L.  malagma  Gr 
  ?,  emollient,  plaster,  poultice,  fr  ?  to  make  soft,  fr  ? 
  soft.] 
  1.  An  alloy  of  mercury  with  another  metal  or  metals;  as  an 
  amalgam  of  tin,  bismuth,  etc 
 
  Note:  Medalists  apply  the  term  to  soft  alloys  generally. 
 
  2.  A  mixture  or  compound  of  different  things 
 
  3.  (Min.)  A  native  compound  of  mercury  and  silver. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amalgam  \A*mal"gam\,  v.  t.  ?  i.  [Cf.  F.  amalgamer] 
  To  amalgamate.  --Boyle.  B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amalgam 
  n  1:  an  alloy  of  metal  with  another  metal  (usually  silver)  used 
  by  dentists  to  fill  cavities  in  teeth  [syn:  {dental 
  amalgam}] 
  2:  a  combination  or  blend  of  diverse  things  "his  theory  is  an 
  amalgam  of  earlier  ideas" 




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