Definitions for coalescent
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
co•a•lesceˌkoʊ əˈlɛs(v.i.)-lesced, -lesc•ing.
to grow together or into one body.
to unite; join together:
The various groups coalesced into one party.
to blend or come together:
Their ideas coalesced into a new theory.
Origin of coalesce:
1535–45; < L coalēscere=co-co - +alēscere to grow up, inchoative der. of alere to nourish, make grow
Any agent that causes coalesence
growing together; cohering, as in the organic cohesion of similar parts; uniting
Coalescent is a science-fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. It is part one of the Destiny's Children series, and is the first in the reading order for the Xeelee series. The story is set in two main time periods: modern Britain, when George Poole finds that he has a previously unknown sister and follows a trail to a mysterious and ancient organisation in Rome; and the time of Regina, a girl growing up during the ending of Roman rule in Britain, around AD 400. Coalescent was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2004.
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