coalesce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v coalesce mix together different elements "The colors blend well"
    • v coalesce fuse or cause to grow together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coalesce To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as, the parts separated by a wound coalesce .
    • Coalesce To unite in one body or product; to combine into one body or community; as, vapors coalesce . "The Jews were incapable of coalescing with other nations.""Certain combinations of ideas that, once coalescing , could not be shaken loose."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coalesce To grow together; unite by growth into one body.
    • coalesce To combine or be collected or joined, so as to form one body.
    • coalesce Hence To come or join together; unite so as to form one party, community, or the like: as, political parties sometimes coalesce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Coalesce kō-al-es′ to grow together or unite into one body: to associate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. coalescere, coalitium,; co-, + alescere, to grow up, incho. fr. alere, to nourish. See Aliment (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coalescĕre, co-, together, and alescĕre, to grow up.

Usage

In literature:

Parts of the same plasmodium will even coalesce again.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Towards 1840, in the recesses of secret societies, republicans and socialists coalesced.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Ivo Darcy gradually coalesced into the semblance of Paul Lambrequin.
"My Fair Planet" by Evelyn E. Smith
Instead of division coalescence is more probable.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
In biology conception is the coalescence of the male and female generative elements, producing pregnancy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Some sensations coalesce with some ideas, and others are irreconcilable.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
The glooming shadow of the globe deepened, coalesced.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
Thus independent of one another in their origin, Greek tragedy and comedy never actually coalesced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The resurrection and the ascension coalesce in the notion of Christ being living.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
But if the difference of potential exceed a small amount (1 or 2 volts), the jets instantaneously coalesce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

Yea, great thoughts
With great thoughts coalescing through the world,
Into the future of all progress pour
Sun-prophecies, there quickening what were else
Nascent too long.
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur
The volleys quickened, coalesced,
Rolled deep, rocked earth and jarred the sky,
When lo! our banner bearer pressed
His standard forward, held it high
And rode upon the battle's crest.
"An Incident Of War" by Maurice Thompson
Courtier and patriot cannot mix
Their heterogeneous politics
Without an effervescence,
Like that of salts with lemon juice,
Which does not yet like that produce
A friendly coalescence.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
A Rector of Pride, and a Justice of Peace,
(With sentiments high, they could ne'er coalesce)
Met point-blank together, one day, on the road,
Though the ground each detested the other had trod.
"The Way To Rule A Village" by William Hutton

In news:

Betting markets accepting public bets on the presidential election today have coalesced around a narrative: President Obama has a good chance of retaining the Oval Office.
Visceral expressionism and a prodigious visual beauty coalesced in "Cold Dream Colour ," a dance-theater homage to seminal Irish artist Louis le Brocquy.
Archaeologists have rediscovered the Nag el-Hamdulab site west of the Nile, and they report rock art there depicts Egyptian rulers around 3100 BC, just as Pharaonic power coalesced in the region.
Is a coalescer suitable for extraction column.
Is a coalescer suitable to this process or are there other methods more suitable.
As bike lanes multiply around the city, cycling grows ever more popular and subcultures of riders coalesce around a style and a sensibility.
Bush, the 41st president, urged Republicans to coalesce behind Romney.
Knocks out Perry, Santorum, or Gingrich, conservatives could coalesce behind a Non-Romney.
Somewhere in the deep reaches of Sugar and/or Grandfather Mountains, seeps, rivulets and trickles begin to mingle and grow and slide over the hard rocks coalescing into the headwaters of the Linville River.
But it is during " Greased Lightning" that the pit's beat and the actors' voices coalesce.
Many of the ensembles coalesced within the protest movement.
Why haven't the icy particles and dust that make up the rings of Saturn coalesced into a moon .
With his Kansas City hardcore punk band behind him on Scion 's Purgatory stage, frontman Sean Ingram unleashes Coalesce's fury.
It's been over 24 hours since the palace announced Kate Middleton's pregnancy, and the Internet still has not coalesced around a nickname for the gestating royal, who is currently somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks old.
West Chester University Dance Company's annual fall concert, Coalescence, includes works by current WCU dance faculty and guest artists.
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In science:

The recent quasi-spherical approximation was intended to be applicable to coalescing black-hole binaries, one of the main expected sources for gravitationalwave detectors.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
The coalescence phase has long been thought to be tractable only by numerical methods, but despite great efforts , the desired waveforms are not yet known.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
The quasi-spherical approximation is intended to apply to the post-coalescence phase, thereby reducing the period for which full numerical simulations are required.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
It is applicable from the very moment of coalescence, meaning the appearance of trapped surfaces enclosing both original trapped regions.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
H¨aggstr¨om, O., Peres, Y. and Schonmann, R. (1999) Percolation on transitive graphs as a coalescent process: relentless merging followed by simultaneous uniqueness.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
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