Definition of amalgamation in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌmalɡəˈmāSH(ə)n/


The action, process, or result of combining or uniting: the threat of amalgamation with a competitor an amalgamation of two separate companies
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  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: a·mal·ga·ma·tion

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