Consolidation meaning

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The definition of consolidation means the act of combining or merging people or things.

An example of a consolidation is when two companies merge together.

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The act of combining two or more things into one.
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A consolidating or being consolidated.
  • A merger; union.
  • A stabilization; strengthening.
  • A solidification.
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In civil procedure, the court-ordered combination of two or more actions that involve the same parties or issues. In the end, there may be a single judgment for all the actions or a separate judgment for each original action. See also joinder.
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The combination of several actions into one.
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The merger of two or more commercial interests or corporations.
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In corporate law, the union of two or more corporations into a new corporation along with the dissolution of the original corporations. See also merger.
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The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
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(medicine) A solidification into a firm dense mass. It is usually applied to induration (swelling or hardening of normally soft tissue) of a normally aerated lung.
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Origin of consolidation

  • From Latin consolidationem, from consolidare.
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