AskDefine | Define consolidation

Dictionary Definition



1 combining into a solid mass
2 the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them" [syn: integration]
3 something that has consolidated into a compact mass; "he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath"

User Contributed Dictionary




From consolidationem, from consolidare.


  1. The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
  2. The combination of several actions into one.


The act or process of consolidating
The combination of several actions into one



  1. Consolidation

Extensive Definition

Consolidation may refer to the following:

See also

consolidation in German: Konsolidierung
consolidation in French: Consolidation
consolidation in Russian: Консолидация

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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