What does consolidation mean?

Definitions for consolidation
kənˌsɒl ɪˈdeɪ ʃəncon·sol·i·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consolidationnoun

    combining into a solid mass

  2. consolidation, integrationnoun

    the act of combining into an integral whole

    "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"

  3. consolidationnoun

    something that has consolidated into a compact mass

    "he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath"


  1. consolidationnoun

    The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.

  2. consolidationnoun

    The combination of several actions into one.

  3. consolidationnoun

    A solidification into a firm dense mass. It is usually applied to induration (swelling or hardening of normally soft tissue) of a normally aerated lung.

  4. Etymology: From consolidationem, from consolidare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consolidationnoun

    Etymology: from consolidate.

    The consolidation of the marble, and of the stone, did not fall out at random. John Woodward, Natural History.


  1. consolidation

    Consolidation is the process of combining several things, such as debts, assets, companies or entities, into one unified system or whole in order to establish more efficient or improved operations, reduce costs or enhance financial reporting and analysis. The term can apply to various areas including financial accounting, business mergers and acquisitions, digital storage, memory, and physical materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consolidationnoun

    the act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination

  2. Consolidationnoun

    to organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation

  3. Consolidationnoun

    the combination of several actions into one

  4. Etymology: [L. consolidatio a confirming: cf. F. consolidation.]


  1. Consolidation

    Consolidation or amalgamation is the act of merging many things into one. In business, it often refers to the mergers and acquisitions of many smaller companies into much larger ones. In the context of financial accounting, consolidation refers to the aggregation of financial statements of a group company as consolidated financial statements. The taxation term of consolidation refers to the treatment of a group of companies and other entities as one entity for tax purposes. Under the Halsbury's Laws of England, 'amalgamation' is defined as "a blending together of two or more undertakings into one undertaking, the shareholders of each blending company, becoming, substantially, the shareholders of the blended undertakings. There may be amalgamations, either by transfer of two or more undertakings to a new company, or to the transfer of one or more companies to an existing company". Thus, the two concepts are, substantially, the same. However, the term amalgamation is more common when the organizations being merged are private schools or regiments.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolidation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolidation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of consolidation in a Sentence

  1. Russell Foster:

    Alcohol will actually disrupt some of the important things going on in the brain such as memory consolidation.

  2. Tokyo Sexwale:

    This is not an easy task, but this meeting represents an important first step towards the consolidation of a regular exchange between the football associations of Israel and Palestine, i'm feeling confident after seeing the team spirit today, as both associations have confirmed their intention to promote dialogue.

  3. Paulo Pereira:

    The disconnect between the levels of M&A activity in Britain and Europe reflects a higher degree of investor confidence in Britain's economic recovery, as well as sector-specific consolidation drivers.

  4. Samuel Engel:

    Because Air France has had problems at home, they've been less able to take advantage of the opportunities in European airline consolidation. It would have made perfect sense for them to go after Vueling or Air Berlin and they were not able to.

  5. Dennis Muilenburg:

    In some cases, consolidation can be beneficial where it allows the supply chain to take costs out. If we get to a point where consolidation is reducing our sources to a level where we can't stand, we've had the opportunity to build new sources of supply. We always have that flexibility.

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