Definition of amalgamation
1a : the action or process of uniting or merging two or more things : the action or process of amalgamating an opportunity for the amalgamation of the two companiesb : the state of being amalgamated
2 : the result of amalgamating : amalgam Opera is an amalgamation of singing, acting, and stagecraft.
3 : merger
Examples of amalgamation in a Sentence
an amalgamation of peat moss and vermiculite is a good medium for starting vegetable seedlings
Recent Examples of amalgamation from the Web
But the truth is, my family has never owned a farm, the picture is a stock photo, and Doug Cohle is an amalgamation of George Clooney’s character Doug Ross on ER and Matthew McConaughey’s character Rust Cohle on True Detective.
PlaceSetting is the amalgamation of Cappelli’s culinary know-how and Nichols’ passion for parties.
And his politically perilous situation, combined with the fact that his state represents an amalgamation of problems the Senate's health-care bill doesn't address, makes him the bellwether for his camp of opposition.
An amalgamation of parade participants both new and old attended the parade, some in their first year.
The restaurant's name is actually an amalgamation of Korea and fusion, as in fusion cuisine.
As is typically the case with elected leaders, the report is an amalgamation: a blend of achievements Yenni initiated along with those started by the previous administration but completed under Yenni's watch.
In October 1990, he was appointed chairman of the Polygram Group, overseeing the amalgamation of Polygram, A&M, and Island Records.
Perhaps most important, the crucial relationship between Tripp and the creature falls flat, and any chance of any emotional investment is thrown off the dashboard when the story focuses on the amalgamation of the creature with the truck.
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What is the difference between acculturation, assimilation, and amalgamation?
Acculturation is one of several forms of culture contact, and has a couple of closely related terms, including assimilation and amalgamation. Although all three of these words refer to changes due to contact between different cultures, there are notable differences between them. Acculturation is often tied to political conquest or expansion, and is applied to the process of change in beliefs or traditional practices that occurs when the cultural system of one group displaces that of another. Assimilation refers to the process through which individuals and groups of differing heritages acquire the basic habits, attitudes, and mode of life of an embracing culture. Amalgamation refers to a blending of cultures, rather than one group eliminating another (acculturation) or one group mixing itself into another (assimilation).
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