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- IPA(key): /əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃən/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: a‧mal‧ga‧ma‧tion
- The process of amalgamating; a mixture, merger or consolidation.
- 1958, Albert Feuerwerker, China's Early Industrialization, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 68:
- In 1908 Sheng obtained imperial approval for the amalgamation of the Hanyang Ironworks and the Ta-yeh and P'ing-hsiang mines to form the Han-Yeh-P'ing Coal and Iron Company Limited (Han-Yeh-P'ing mei-t'ieh ch'ang-k'uang yu-hsien kung-ssu).
- The result of amalgamating; a mixture or alloy.
- (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, Auburn, N.Y.: Miller, Orton & Mulligan […], →OCLC:
- 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.
the process of amalgamating
the result of amalgamating
the production of an alloy of mercury
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amalgamation f (plural amalgamations)