What does amalgamation mean?
Definitions for amalgamation
əˌmæl gəˈmeɪ ʃənamal·ga·ma·tion
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amalgamation, merger, unitingnoun
the combination of two or more commercial companies
The process of amalgamating; a mixture, merger or consolidation.
The result of amalgamating; a mixture or alloy.
The intermarriage and interbreeding of different ethnicities or races.
Etymology: From amalgamatio.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act or practice of amalgamating metals.
Etymology: from amalgamate.
Amalgamation is the mixing of mercury with any of the metals. The manner is thus in gold, the rest are answerable: Take six parts of mercury, mix them hot in a crucible, and pour them to one part of gold made red hot in another crucible; stir these well that they may incorporate; then cast the mass into cold water, and wash it. Francis Bacon, Physical Remains.
the act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; -- applied particularly to the process of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury
the mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or blending; a homogeneous union
Etymology: [Cf. F. amalgamation.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The application of mercury to a metal with which it forms an amalgam, or with which it amalgamates. Battery zincs are amalgamated in two ways. In the immersion method, the plate is dipped into an acid solution of mercuric chloride or nitrate. The latter is best. In the direct application method the plate is first wet all over with dilute acid and a little mercury is dropped upon it and is rubbed over the surface with a rag or, what is better, with a piece of galvanized iron. A very little mercury answers the purpose. The whole surface of the plate should be left as bright as silver. (See Action, Local.)
The numerical value of amalgamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of amalgamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of amalgamation in a Sentence
The economy is shifting to a different plane altogether, even before the pandemic the driving force for amalgamation (of banks) was that India needs a lot more banks, but a lot more big banks.
As is the story of Puerto Rico, we are a people that are an amalgamation, we are no one thing. We are Black; we are indigenous; we are Spanish; we are European.
One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other's faiths and culture. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so amazing.
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