incorporation

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English incorporacioun, from Old French incorporacion, from Late Latin incorporatio

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incorporation ‎(plural incorporations)

  1. The act of incorporating, or the state of being incorporated.
  2. The union of different ingredients in one mass; mixture; combination; synthesis.
  3. The union of something with a body already existing; association; intimate union; assimilation; as, the incorporation of conquered countries into the Roman republic.
  4. The act of creating a corporation.
  5. A body incorporated; a corporation.
  6. (linguistics) A phenomenon by which a grammatical category forms a compound with its direct object or adverbial modifier, while retaining its original syntactic function.
    Incorporation is central to many polysynthetic languages such as those found in North America, Siberia and northern Australia.

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