Amalgamation, meaning to combine or unite into one form, has several uses:
* Amalgamation (mining), the process of separation of precious metals from ore.
Amalgamation (history), a now largely archaic term for the interbreeding of people of different ethnicities and "races".
* Amalgamation (business), the result of mergers of companies
* "Amalgamation", an EP released by the band
Pop Will Eat Itselfin 1994.
Amalgamation (politics), in geopolitics, refers to the joining of two or more administrative units.
Free product with amalgamation, in mathematics, especially group theory, an important construction.
* Amalgamation is a construction in
model theory, a subfield of mathematical logic.
Amalgamation (fiction), the concept of creating an element in a work of fiction by combining existing things.
Amalgamation (geology), the union of two or more continents.
Amalgamation (names), the strategy of naming something after a combination of existing names
Conflation, also known as "idiom amalgamation", the combination of two expressions.
* Amalgamation, another name for a
trade union, chiefly used in the United Kingdom
* Amalgamation combines mercury and another element to create
amalgam, used in dentistry, chemistry, and mining.
* Amagamation - the combination of several components to produce a whole item.
Amalgamated usually means something that has undergone amalgamation. However, amalgamated may also refer to (as part of a formal name): ;In business
Anglo-Amalgamated, a British film production company from the 1930s to the 1970s, responsible for some of the early "Carry On" films
Amalgamated Broadcasting System, a short-lived American radio network during the 1930s
Amalgamated Motor Cycles Ltd
FleetwayPublications. formerly known as "Amalgamated Press".
Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Limited
* Amalgamated Fluorodynamics is a fictional company in the Half-Life mod
Science and Industry
Amalgamated (1917 automobile), car manufactured by the Amalgamated Machinery Corp.
Chesham Amalgamations, a British mergers and acquisitions broking company
;In trade unionism
Amalgamated Society of Engineers (Australia)
Dominica Amalgamated Workers' Union
* In Botswana
Botswana Railways Amalgamated Workers' Union
National Amalgamated Central, Local & Parastatal Manual Workers' Union, a Botswana-based organisation
* In New Zealand
Central Amalgamated Workers' Union
Northern Amalgamated Workers' Union
Southern Amalgamated Workers' Union
* In the United Kingdom
Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, a historical British trade union (formerly known as the "Amalgamated Society of Engineers"), now part of Amicus
Amalgamated Marine Workers' Union
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, a British organisation formed during the 1860s
* In the United States and Canada
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, a historical trade union
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Amalgamated Bank of Chicago, a bank founded in 1923 by the ACWA and now owned by UNITE HERE
Amalgamated Meat Cutters, a North American trade union
Amalgamated Transit Union, a U.S. and Canada based union
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amalgamation — [ amalgamasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1620; de amalgamer ♦ Opération métallurgique consistant à combiner le mercure avec un autre métal, ou à extraire l or et l argent de certains minerais au moyen du mercure. ● amalgamation nom féminin Action d amalgamer… … Encyclopédie Universelle
amalgamation — a‧mal‧ga‧ma‧tion [əˌmælgəˈmeɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] when two or more organizations amalgamate, often in order to increase profits by cutting costs: • the amalgamation of the regional sales operations into one national salesforce •… … Financial and business terms
Amalgamation — A*mal ga*ma tion, n. [Cf. F. amalgamation.] 1. 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. Ure. [1913 Webster] 2.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Amalgamation — ist der Vorgang der Bildung von Amalgamen (s.d.). Er dient, im großen Maßstabe ausgeführt, zur Gewinnung von Edelmetallen aus ihren Erzen, s. Gold und Silber … Lexikon der gesamten Technik
Amalgamation — Amalgamation, Amalgamieren, jede Vereinigung eines Metalls mit Quecksilber (s. Amalgam); dann der metallurgische Prozeß, durch welchen das Gold und Silber aus seinen Erzen mittels des Quecksilbers gewonnen wird … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon
amalgamation — index association (alliance), building (business of assembling), cartel, centralization, coalescence, coalition, combination … Law dictionary
amalgamation — (n.) 1610s, noun of action from archaic amalgam (v.) to alloy with mercury (see AMALGAMATE (Cf. amalgamate)). Figurative, non chemical sense of a combining into one uniform whole is attested from 1775 … Etymology dictionary
amalgamation — *consolidation, merger … New Dictionary of Synonyms
amalgamation — [ə mal΄gə mā′shən] n. 1. an amalgamating or being amalgamated 2. the result of amalgamating; mixture, blend, merger, etc. 3. Metallurgy the extraction of a precious metal from its ore by alloying it with mercury … English World dictionary
amalgamation — UK [əˌmælɡəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms amalgamation : singular amalgamation plural amalgamations 1) a process in which two organizations join and make one large one the amalgamation of Setco with Bertrand s 2) a… … English dictionary