Definition of amalgamation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1amalgamation (of A) (into B) | amalgamation (of A) (with B) the process of joining two or more organizations together to form one large organization; the large organization formed by this process the amalgamation of small farms into larger units It was an amalgamation of three separate traditional regiments.
  2. 2the act of putting two or more things together so that they form one; the new thing that is formed in this way The Anatolian region was formed by the amalgamation of smaller continental fragments. This opera-theatre piece is a curious amalgamation of music and drama.