from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of amalgamating or the condition resulting from this act.
  • n. A consolidation or merger, as of several corporations.
  • n. The production of a metal alloy of mercury.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of amalgamating; a mixture, merger or consolidation.
  • n. The result of amalgamating; a mixture or alloy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. The mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or blending; a homogeneous union.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal.
  • n. The mixing or blending of different things, especially of races; the result of such mixing or blending; interfusion, as of diverse elements.
  • n. Consolidation; specifically, the union of two or more incorporated societies or joint-stock companies into one concern or under one general direction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the combination of two or more commercial companies


From Medieval Latin amalgamatio. (Wiktionary)



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