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amalgamation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amalgamation  \A*mal`ga*ma"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  amalgamation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  operation  of  compounding  mercury  with  another 
  metal;  --  applied  particularly  to  the  process  of 
  separating  gold  and  silver  from  their  ores  by  mixing  them 
  with  mercury.  --Ure. 
 
  2.  The  mixing  or  blending  of  different  elements,  races, 
  societies,  etc.;  also  the  result  of  such  combination  or 
  blending;  a  homogeneous  union.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amalgamation 
  n  :  the  combination  of  two  or  more  commercial  companies  [syn:  {merger}, 
  {uniting}] 




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