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  • Amalgamation — Amalgamation, meaning to combine or unite into one form, has several uses:* Amalgamation (mining), the process of separation of precious metals from ore. * Amalgamation (history), a now largely archaic term for the interbreeding of people of… …   Wikipedia

  • amalgamation — [ amalgamasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1620; de amalgamer ♦ Opération métallurgique consistant à combiner le mercure avec un autre métal, ou à extraire l or et l argent de certains minerais au moyen du mercure. ● amalgamation nom féminin Action d amalgamer… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • amalgamation — a‧mal‧ga‧ma‧tion [əˌmælgəˈmeɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when two or more organizations amalgamate, often in order to increase profits by cutting costs: • the amalgamation of the regional sales operations into one national salesforce •… …   Financial and business terms

  • Amalgamation — A*mal ga*ma tion, n. [Cf. F. amalgamation.] 1. The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; applied particularly to the process of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury. Ure. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amalgamation — ist der Vorgang der Bildung von Amalgamen (s.d.). Er dient, im großen Maßstabe ausgeführt, zur Gewinnung von Edelmetallen aus ihren Erzen, s. Gold und Silber …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Amalgamation — Amalgamation, Amalgamieren, jede Vereinigung eines Metalls mit Quecksilber (s. Amalgam); dann der metallurgische Prozeß, durch welchen das Gold und Silber aus seinen Erzen mittels des Quecksilbers gewonnen wird …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • amalgamation — (n.) 1610s, noun of action from archaic amalgam (v.) to alloy with mercury (see AMALGAMATE (Cf. amalgamate)). Figurative, non chemical sense of a combining into one uniform whole is attested from 1775 …   Etymology dictionary

  • amalgamation — *consolidation, merger …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amalgamation — [ə mal΄gə mā′shən] n. 1. an amalgamating or being amalgamated 2. the result of amalgamating; mixture, blend, merger, etc. 3. Metallurgy the extraction of a precious metal from its ore by alloying it with mercury …   English World dictionary

  • amalgamation — UK [əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms amalgamation : singular amalgamation plural amalgamations 1) a process in which two organizations join and make one large one the amalgamation of Setco with Bertrand s 2) a… …   English dictionary

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