Definition of amalgamation in English:

Share this entry

amalgamation

Pronunciation: /əmalɡəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
The action, process, or result of combining or uniting: the threat of amalgamation with another college [count noun]: an amalgamation of two separate companies
More example sentences
  • By 1928, again through the process of absorptions and amalgamations, there came to be only 12 factories.
  • The job losses are a combined result of school amalgamations, closures and budget shortfalls across both the primary and secondary sector.
  • Emslie admits that no-one is sure how the industry will evolve and that mergers, acquisitions and amalgamations are on the horizon.
Synonyms

Origin

Early 17th century: from medieval Latin amalgamare (see amalgamate).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: amal¦gam|ation

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words