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Definition of amalgam noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    amalgam

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    noun
    NAmE//əˈmælɡəm//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable, usually singular] amalgam (of something) (formal) a mixture or combination of things The film script is an amalgam of all three books. an amalgam of several companies and organizations
  2. 2[uncountable] (technology) a mixture of Mercury and another metal, used especially to fill holes in teeth
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