amalgamate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj amalgamate joined together into a whole "United Industries","the amalgamated colleges constituted a university","a consolidated school"
    • v amalgamate to bring or combine together or with something else "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Amalgamate Coalesced; united; combined.
    • Amalgamate To coalesce, as a result of growth; to combine into a uniform whole; to blend; as, two organs or parts amalgamate .
    • Amalgamate To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury.
    • Amalgamate To mix, so as to make a uniform compound; to unite or combine; as, to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one race with another. "Ingratitude is indeed their four cardinal virtues compacted and amalgamated into one."
    • Amalgamate To unite in an amalgam; to blend with another metal, as quicksilver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amalgamate To mix or alloy (a metal) with quicksilver. See amalgamation. The zinc plates used in the voltaic battery are always amalgamated by immersing them in mercury, for by this means a surface of pure zinc is in effect obtained, and, when the circuit is open, the waste caused by the local currents or local action (due to impurities in the zinc) is prevented.
    • amalgamate In general, to mix so as to make a compound; blend; unite; combine.
    • amalgamate To form an amalgam; blend with another metal, as quicksilver.
    • amalgamate To combine, unite, or coalesce, generally: as, two organs or parts amalgamate as the result of growth.
    • amalgamate United or amalgamated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Amalgamate to mix mercury with another metal: to compound
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Quotations

  • T. S. Eliot
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    “When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. and Gr. malagma, an emollient—Gr. malassein, to soften.

Usage

In literature:

Several of these national bodies were formed by an amalgamation of a number of different but more or less closely allied trades.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Can he keep his position against the tendencies to amalgamation?
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
It is said that it then threatened to amalgamate with the Imperial Bank.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Amalgamated took a rush today, didn't it?
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
The compound of gold and quicksilver is a soft white substance known as amalgam, utterly unlike either metal.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Primm and Soyer's amalgamated French-American attacking party won a quick victory.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
An effort was now to be made to amalgamate, if possible, the two races.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The idea of amalgamating or even civilizing these people had long been practically given up.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The work of the Ponds was soon amalgamated with that of Mr. Stevens.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, the, 197.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
Diderot's fundamental error, said Goethe, is to confound nature and art, completely to amalgamate nature with art.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
The various races are not sufficiently distinct to prevent an easy amalgamation.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
This outcrop is oxidized, and being free, is easily amalgamated with mercury.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
It was an amalgam of physical yearning, wounded vanity and resentment of contempt.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
But with this simply emotional and happy youth young De Willoughby had not amalgamated.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
I think they are amalgamating me.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
When the cooling amalgam's run out it will be into a fresh mold.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
Smiths' of Nottingham, since amalgamated with the Union of London Bank, is stated to have been founded in 1688.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Sublime masterpieces would be produced, inasmuch as the workers would amalgamate their talents.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
The two methods of life were too far apart to make amalgamation possible.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
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In poetry:

In different clearness of rays,
In addling amalgam of visions
We always live in world’s things’ reign
With its triad of space division.
"To the Poet" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
At length, one proposed for him colonization,
Who said, "He ne'er can get well while he's here;
Besides, I detest an amalgamation,
Which will be the case, as seems to appear."
"The Captive" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
'Put out the light!' exclaimed the Moor—
I think they call his name Othello—
When opening his wife's chamber door
To cut her throat—the princely fellow!
Noblest of all the nigger nation!
File leader in amalgamation!
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
"I have acquired," reflected he, "a lot of tillage land -
Much more than I can work; and my affairs get out of hand.
If I can but amalgamate their properties and mine,
And call the whole the Empire Farm, the prospect will be fine.
"Dad's Philanthropic Plan" by C J Dennis
"You all have been good sons to me, and this is my great plan:
We shall amalgamate the farms and work them as one man.
But first you need machinery; your methods are too slow.
The cost of this will fall on you - Josiah, Jim and Joe.
"Dad's Philanthropic Plan" by C J Dennis

In news:

The CBS television program, "60 Minutes," on December 12, 1990 featured several persons who made spectacular recovery within weeks after having amalgam fillings removed from their teeth.
A 70-million-year-old dinosaur the federal government seized is a Frankenstein-like amalgam of several dinosaurs.
Singer-songwriter Jon Pardi 's debut single leans heavily on his listed influences (Dwight Yoakam mostly) but does little to separate him from the amalgam of dark-haired country newcomers.
An auditory amalgamation of indie and folk tunes, peppered with occasional excursions into other genres.
Here he installed his personal art collection, an eclectic amalgam of his own works and those of other artists.
Amalgam boards ' Rampart ' funding.
Oren Moverman's cop crime-thriller " Rampart " will be the first pic financed by newly formed Amalgam Features.
Dental Devices: Classification of Dental Amalgam, Reclassification of Dental Mercury, Designation of Special Controls for Dental Amalgam, Mercury, and Amalga.
It's an interesting amalgam: Tactically, it's Bushian—but strategically, it's Nixonian.
The amalgamated layers of these GRIN lenses are allowing the researchers to dial in the desired optical characteristics they are looking for, like focusing or defocusing light and shielding out unwanted wavelengths.
The fiscal cliff crisis is a slapdash amalgam of cowardice and obstinacy.
The legendary rocker blew the Montage Grille audience away last Monday with a sweet amalgamation of Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, and Mozart.
It's difficult to imagine a sadder amalgam than this Frapper's (frat rapper) offering—soulless R&B and anemic electro with rapping whose intelligence and fluidity suggest he takes the short bus to his English as a second language class.
Before meeting with Al Gore over breakfast in 2006, Richard Branson, the swashbuckling founder of Virgin Ltd, an amalgam of over 200 companies sharing the Virgin brand, was long a global warming skeptic.
The time surrounding Thanksgiving last week, Hanukkah next weekend, then Christmas toward the end of December is an amalgam.
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In science:

Suppose G = (∗H )N i=1Gi is a free product of groups Gi with amalgamation over subgroups H ⊆ Gi .
Symmetric random walks on certain amalgamated free product groups
Aagaard, A Banach algebra approach to amalgamated R– and S–transforms, preprint. K.
Symmetric random walks on certain amalgamated free product groups
Speicher, Combinatorial theory of the free product with amalgamation and operator–valued free probability theory, Mem.
Symmetric random walks on certain amalgamated free product groups
Speicher, R-diagonal elements and freeness with amalgamation, Canad. J.
Asymptotic Freeness of Random Permutation Matrices from Gaussian Matrices
Speicher, Combinatorial theory of the free product with amalgamation and operatorvalued free probability theory, Mem.
Asymptotic Freeness of Random Permutation Matrices from Gaussian Matrices
Needless to mention that in , Burger and Mozes constructed an example of an amalgamated product of finitely generated free groups, with finitely generated amalgamated subgroup, which is simple.
A simple proof of a theorem of Karrass and Solitar
These groups can be realized in various ways: as fundamental groups of finite square complexes, as cocompact lattices in a product of automorphism groups of regular trees Aut(T2m ) × Aut(T2n ) for sufficiently large m, n ∈ N, or as amalgams of finitely generated free groups.
A finitely presented torsion-free simple group
The groups of Burger-Mozes have positively answered several open questions: for example Neumann’s question () on the existence of simple amalgams of finitely generated free groups, or a question of G.
A finitely presented torsion-free simple group
In and , we observed Graph W ∗ -probability and the properties of certain amalgamated random variables in the graph W ∗ -probability space (W ∗ (G), E ) over the diagonal subalgebra DG .
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
The graph W ∗ -probability theory is one of the good example of Speicher’s combinatorial free probability theory with amalgamation.
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
F+(G:a), uw ∈{1,∗} is a W ∗ -probability space with amalgamation over DG (See ).
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
By the very definition, it is one of the W ∗ -probability space with amalgamation over DG .
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
In this chapter, we will observe the amalgamated (DG -valued) free probability information of such diagonal compressed random variables in (W ∗ (G), E ) .
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
Shlyakhtenko, Some Applications of Freeness with Amalgamation, J.
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
The first statement follows from the description of commuting elements in a free product with amalgamation.
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups
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