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Pronunciation:  u`malgu'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the combination of two or more commercial companies

AMALGAMATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: merger, uniting
 See Also: consolidation, integration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*mal`ga*ma"tion\, n. [Cf. F. amalgamation.]
1. The act or operation of compounding mercury with another
   metal; -- applied particularly to the process of
   separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them
   with mercury. --Ure.

2. The mixing or blending of different elements, races,
   societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or
   blending; a homogeneous union. --Macaulay.

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