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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolidation  \Con*sol`i*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  consolidatio  a 
  confirming:  cf  F.  consolidation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  consolidating,  making  firm,  or 
  uniting;  the  state  of  being  consolidated;  solidification; 
  combination. 
 
  The  consolidation  of  the  marble  and  of  the  stone  did 
  not  fall  out  at  random.  --Woodward. 
 
  The  consolidation  of  the  great  European  monarchies. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  To  organic  cohesion  of  different  circled  in  a 
  flower;  adnation. 
 
  3.  (Law)  The  combination  of  several  actions  into  one 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consolidation 
  n  1:  combining  into  a  solid  mass 
  2:  the  act  of  combining  into  an  integral  whole  [syn:  {integration}] 




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