Definition of consolidation
2 : the process of uniting : the quality or state of being united; specifically : the unification of two or more corporations by dissolution of existing ones and creation of a single new corporation
3 : pathological alteration of lung tissue from an aerated condition to one of solid consistency
4 : the process by which a new memory is converted into a form that is stable and long-lasting Initially fragile memories can gain stability via consolidation, but the extent to which sleep contributes to this process is unresolved … — John D. Rudoy et al.
Examples of consolidation in a Sentence
the consolidation of several intelligence agencies into one super agency
Recent Examples of consolidation from the Web
Board president Deborah White told the nearly 100 people in the audience that a final decision on consolidations and which elementary schools that would close has not yet been made.
The move is part of a company-wide consolidation by Kaydon parent SKF USA Inc., which is based in Lansdale, Pa.
This spring has been an especially busy time for bank consolidations in North Carolina.
There seems to be some consolidation beginning to take place on tax reform.
And after years of rapid consolidation in the business, these computer systems may be a hodgepodge of parts of varying ages and from different merger partners, all layered on top of each other.
Regardless of what the consultant may recommend in terms of a consolidation, Boche said the machinery still needs that level of staffing.
But even purveyors of glazes and sprinkles aren’t immune to corporate consolidation.
The future, Colony said, will be one with fewer IPOs, less advertising, massive consolidation, and more stable prices.
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Medical Definition of consolidation
: the process by which an infected lung passes from an aerated collapsible condition to one of airless solid consistency through the accumulation of exudate in the alveoli and adjoining ducts pneumonic consolidation; also : tissue that has undergone consolidation areas of consolidation
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