consolidated

adjective con·sol·i·dat·ed \ kən-ˈsä-lə-ˌdā-təd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of consolidated

1 : joined together into a coherent, compact, or unified whole
  • a consolidated balance sheet [=a balance sheet in which the assets and liabilities of a parent company and its subsidiaries are combined]
  • Ideally, the best building at the most central location becomes the consolidated school, but preferences of pastors and parishioners and local finances play an important role.
  • —Thomas J. Reese
  • These accounts collect proceeds from the sale of securities, pay interest, offer check writing and produce a consolidated monthly statement that includes a valuation of the portfolio.
  • —Robert D. Hershey, Jr.
2 : formed into a firm or solid mass
  • consolidated snow
  • The plinths or whaleback dunes are composed of laminated, very weakly consolidated sand …
  • —C. Vance Haynes, Jr.

First Known Use of consolidated

1753

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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