Etymology
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consolidation (n.)

c. 1400, consolidacioun, "act of making or process of becoming solid or firm," of wounds, broken bones, etc., from Late Latin consolidationem (nominative consolidatio), noun of action from past participle stem of consolidare "to make firm, consolidate," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + solidare "to make solid," from solidus "firm, whole, undivided, entire," from suffixed form of PIE root *sol- "whole." Meaning "act of bringing together and uniting different parts into one body or whole" is from 1670s.

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Definitions of consolidation

consolidation (n.)
combining into a solid mass;
consolidation (n.)
the act of combining into an integral whole;
after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously
a consolidation of two corporations
the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them
Synonyms: integration
consolidation (n.)
something that has consolidated into a compact mass;
he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath
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