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Definition of Consolidation

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unification; strengthening; solidification
Consolidation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.
The combination of several actions into one.
The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\con*sol`i*da"tion\ (?), n. [l. consolidatio a confirming: cf. f. consolidation.]
1. the act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination. the consolidation of the marble and of the stone did not fall out at random. the consolidation of the great european monarchies.
2. (bot.) to organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.
3. (law) the combination of several actions into one.
1. combining into a solid mass
2. the act of combining into an integral whole [syn: integration]

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 consolidation locomotive 
WordNet 2.0

1. combining into a solid mass
(hypernym) combining, combine
(derivation) consolidate
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"
(synonym) integration
(hypernym) combination, combining, compounding
(hyponym) centralization, centralisation
(derivation) consolidate
3. something that has consolidated into a compact mass; "he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath"
(hypernym) natural object
(derivation) consolidate
Consolidation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
2K Group Shipping, Trade, Insurance Dictionary
The combination of many small shipments into one container.
Shipping Glossary
The combination of many small shipments into one container.
Glossary of management terminology
1 The firing of employees and/or the reduction of plant and equipment
"Our consolidation will close one store"
See: Layoff 
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
The combining of two or more firms to form an entirely new entity.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
a strategy that looks toward strengthening the company's present position in existing markets.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Consolidation Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The combining or merging of elements to perform a common or related function.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Consolidation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Moxie International's Glossary of Concrete Terms
- Compaction usually accomplished by vibration of newly placed concrete to minimum practical volume, to mold it within form shapes and around embedded parts and reinforcement, and to eliminate voids other than entrained air.
Consolidation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Consolidation may refer to:

In science and technology
  • Memory consolidation, the process in the brain by which recent memories are crystallised into long-term memory
  • Pulmonary consolidation, a clinical term for solidification into a firm dense mass
  • Server consolidation, where multiple servers are consolidated using platform virtualization
  • Data consolidation, the consolidation of data from multiple sources into a centralized system
  • Consolidation (soil), a geological process whereby a soil decreases in volume
  • Consolidation, a popular name of a steam locomotive type, with 2-8-0 wheel, built first in 1864
  • Semiconductor consolidation
  • Ultrasonic consolidation

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Consolidation Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
CONSOLIDATION - The Consolidation Endorsement may be added to an Open Cargo Policy at an agreed premium, to provide coverage on merchandise while in transit to, and while at, a common consolidation point for the purpose of preparing or consolidating the merchandise for export.

Civil Law. The union of the usufruct with the estate out of which it issues, in the same person which happens when the usufructuary acquires the estate, or vice versa. In either case the usufruct is extinct. In the common law this is called a merger.

Consolidation may take place in two ways: first, by the usufructuary surrendering his right to the proprietor which in the common law is called a surrender; secondly, by the release of the proprietor of his rights to the usufructuary which in our law is called a release.

CONSOLIDATION RULE - When a number of actions are brought on the same policy, it is a practice, for the purpose of saving costs, to consolidate them by a rule of court or judge's order which restrains the plaintiff from proceeding to trial in more than one and binds the defendants in all the others to abide the event of that one; but this is done upon condition that the defendant shall not file any bill in equity or bring any writ of error for delay.

The term consolidation seems to be rather misapplied in those cases, for in point of fact there is a mere stay of proceedings in all those cases but one. The rule is now extended to other cases: when several actions are brought on the same bond against several obligors, an order for a stay of proceedings in all but one will be made.

The plaintiff may elect to join in the same suit several causes of action in many cases, consistently with the rules of pleading, but having done so, his election is determined. He cannot ask the court to consolidate them but the court will sometimes, at the instance of the defendant, order it against the plaintiff.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
The joining of two related cases. Divorce and independent marriage-related torts such as assault and battery, malicious interference with one’s business are often consolidated. Actions against third parties related to the marriage, such as a spouse’s parents, can also be consolidated based on the legal standard, whether "justice would be served."
Massachusetts Divorce Law Dictionary
The joining of two related cases.
Consolidation Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The grouping together of smaller consignments of goods into a large consignment for carriage as a larger unit in order to obtain a reduced rate.
Consolidation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(Soil Mechanics) Adjustment of a soil in response to increased load; involves squeezing of water from the pores and a decrease in void ratio (pore space). Frequently the geologic term Compaction is used instead.
Consolidation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
Consolidation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A type of high-dose chemotherapy often given as the second phase (after induction therapy) of a cancer treatment regimen for leukemia. Also called intensification therapy.  
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.