amalgamation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgamātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧ga‧ma‧tion

Noun[edit]

amalgamation (countable and uncountable, plural amalgamations)

  1. The process of amalgamating; a mixture, merger or consolidation.
  2. The result of amalgamating; a mixture or alloy.
    1. (specifically) The production of an alloy of mercury and another metal.
  3. (obsolete) The intermarriage and interbreeding of different ethnicities or races. [in the US, supplanted after 1863 by miscegenation; elsewhere, in use into the 1900s]
    • 1855, Frederick Douglass, chapter VII, in My Bondage and My Freedom, New York: Miller, Orton and Mulligan:
      All the circumstances of William, on the great house farm, show him to have occupied a different position from the other slaves, and, certainly, there is nothing in the supposed hostility of slaveholders to amalgamation, to forbid the supposition that William Wilks was the son of Edward Lloyd.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgamātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amalgamation f (plural amalgamations)

  1. amalgamation

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