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amalgamation (n.)

1610s, "act of compounding mercury with another metal," noun of action from archaic amalgam (v.) "to alloy with mercury" (see amalgamate). Figurative, non-chemical sense of "a combining of different things into one uniform whole" is attested from 1775. Especially of the union or merger of corporations under one direction.

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Definitions of amalgamation

amalgamation (n.)
the combination of two or more commercial companies;
Synonyms: merger / uniting
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