• WordNet 3.6
    • n consolidation the act of combining into an integral whole "a consolidation of two corporations","after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously","the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
    • n consolidation combining into a solid mass
    • n consolidation something that has consolidated into a compact mass "he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consolidation The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination. "The consolidation of the marble and of the stone did not fall out at random.""The consolidation of the great European monarchies."
    • Consolidation (Law) The combination of several actions into one.
    • Consolidation (Bot) To organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n consolidation The act of making or the process of becoming solid, firm, or stable; the act of forming into a more firm or compact mass, body, or system.
    • n consolidation The act of bringing together and uniting several particulars, details, or parts into one body or whole.
    • n consolidation The act of confirming or ratifying; confirmation; ratification.
    • n consolidation In civil law, the uniting of the possession or profit of land with the property.
    • n consolidation In Scots feudal law, the reunion of the property with the superiority, after they have been feudally disjoined.
    • n consolidation In botany, same as adnation.
    • n consolidation In geology, the mechanical process by which separated parts of a rock are brought closer together through pressure. The pressure may be due to superincumbent weight or lateral thrust, or it may accompany mineral growth and metasomatism. Fine sediments, such as silts or muds, are most affected by this process. The included water, which largely acts as a separating film in them, is squeezed out, bringing the mineral particles into contact. This, together with mechanical readjustments of the particles themselves, results in great increase of cohesion. Van Hise, U. S. Geol. Sur., Monograph 47, p. 596.
    • n consolidation In finance, the combining of two or more sources of revenue into a common fund, or of varied forms of public indebtedness into a stock bearing interest at a uniform rate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Consolidation act of making or becoming solid: confirmation
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consolidatio, a confirming: cf. F. consolidation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consolidāre, -ātumcon, inten., and solidus, solid.


In literature:

The characteristic of the day is the tendency to consolidation.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
The mass is molded into any desired shape, and is then consolidated by heavy pressure.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
As we have seen, the trunk lines leading from Chicago to the coast were the result of the consolidation of local roads.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
The fourth wave takes up tools, ammunition and sand bags and assists in consolidating the line.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Now it was time to stop in order to consolidate the gains to the national cause.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
Taxes and separate Consolidated Fund.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
By peace and tranquillity alone can its power be consolidated.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
The work of reform and consolidation had merely commenced.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 4" by Various
There are a number of opinions; but the principal question is, whether it be a federal or a consolidated government.
"American Eloquence, Volume I. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
In his madness, if such we may call this inhumanity, there was method; he used it to the end of the consolidation of his tyranny.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds

In news:

South Florida-Puerto Rico Consolidation to Create Credit Union With $150 Million and Eight Branches.
Less than 12 miles separates Paden City and Tyler Consolidated.
A total of nine miles separates Magnolia and Tyler Consolidated.
Egypt's ruling junta consolidates its position.
Today on NewsTalk, DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson talked about her tenure as DC's schools chief, her school consolidation plan, student achievement and other issues.
Consolidated Edison's electric system is "very reliable," and its troubles during the recovery from Superstorm Sandy won't keep it from pursuing another rate increase, the company's chairman said Thursday.
Kingwood topped A&M Consolidated in five in a hard fought 5A Region II Quarterfinal Tuesday.
The four-screen Consolidated Theatres at Kukui Mall will close next month after 20 years at the Kihei shopping complex.
Some fishermen worry the federal catch-share program will consolidate trawling quotas out of state and erode local fishing infrastructure, according to Monterey Harbormaster Steve Scheiblauer.
The foundry management of the BMW Group at Landshut , Germany, installed a deep fluidized bed (DFB) furnace for its de-coring operation from Consolidated Engineering Co.
Paul Latten has been promoted to president of Consolidated Fibers' International and Technical Fibers division, a new effort that will initially aim to grow the company's sales in Latin America.
Eastern Consolidated Launches Retail Group.
Russia's aircraft engine manufacturers are trying to make up ground lost to Western rivals through a comprehensive process of consolidation and restructuring.
COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr Patricia O'Connor said construction workers have scratched the surface on Eagle Tech Academy's Phase III project.
And Consolidated Documentaries and presented by HBO Documentary Films in association with American Express Portraits.

In science:

An interesting example of a resolvable conflict in Supplementary Table 8 is the 444 instances of a consolidated interaction containing source interactions with detection method labels MI:0004 (affinity chromatography technology), MI:0007 (anti tag coimmunoprecipitation), and MI:0676 (tandem affinity purification).
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
In this paper, we have identified the tasks needed for using combined interaction datasets provided by iRefIndex as a basis for construction of reference networks and developed a script to process them into consistent consolidated datasets.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
We see ppiTrim as answering a temporary need for a consolidated database and hope that most of the issues that required processing will be eventually fixed in upstream databases and distributed through IMEx consortium.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
Utilizing the quality information in consolidating datasets demands a universal data-quality measure that is not yet existent.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
Razick, S., Magklaras, G., and Donaldson, I. M. iRefIndex: a consolidated protein interaction database with provenance.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes