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Noun: consolidation  kun,só-li'dey-shun
  1. Combining into a solid mass
  2. 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";
    - integration
  3. Something that has consolidated into a compact mass
    "he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath"

Derived forms: consolidations

Type of: combination, combine, combining, compounding, natural object

Encyclopedia: Consolidation