consolidation

noun
con·​sol·​i·​da·​tion | \ kən-ˌsä-lə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce consolidation (audio) \

Definition of consolidation

1 : the act or process of consolidating : the state of being consolidated
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 on the Web King made the argument that consolidation of the book industry was bad for writers. Michela Moscufo, ABC News, 8 Aug. 2022 Erdogan has bigger concerns, chief among which is the consolidation of his regime in a time of galloping inflation and economic meltdown at home. Melik Kaylan, Forbes, 6 July 2022 China’s conventional streaming market is ripe for consolidation. Patrick Frater, Variety, 15 June 2022 Beijing’s largess has in part fostered overcapacity and a fragmented industry, with the government now calling for consolidation. Lingling Wei, WSJ, 22 May 2022 And, even among those series fortunate enough to score mentions, the consolidation of wealth among the top-performing projects can be jarring. Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 July 2022 The combination of two of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies is being driven in large part by the consolidation of the entertainment industry over the past several years. Joe Flint, WSJ, 28 June 2022 The steering committee will then become a board that oversees the consolidation of the two PSAPs. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 26 June 2022 While the consolidation of smaller departments for efficiency may have some merit, George questioned whether a city with more than 50,000 residents should be included in that effort. John Benson, cleveland, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of consolidation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Aug 2022

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“Consolidation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consolidation. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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consolidation

noun
con·​sol·​i·​da·​tion | \ kən-ˌsäl-ə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce consolidation (audio) \

Medical Definition of consolidation

1 : 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
2 : 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.

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