Definition of consolidation in English:


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  • 1The action or process of making something stronger or more solid.

    ‘the permanent consolidation of peace’
    • ‘He feared that the publisher's acquisition plans could result in a consolidation of power the likes of which has not been seen since William Randolph Hearst.’
    • ‘The interests of the community as a whole favor urban consolidation.’
    • ‘He promised responsible financial management in a period of consolidation that will get the fundamentals right and plan for the future.’
    • ‘The farmers' association has joined the debate over the consolidation of the service.’
    • ‘There is, I think, a dangerous consolidation of power moving toward the Defense Department.’
    • ‘It's exciting that the festival has commissioned new works by local artists and ultimately is supporting the consolidation of our theater.’
    • ‘The meeting marked the consolidation of the campaign.’
    • ‘If that happens, we could see a consolidation of his power.’
    • ‘Is this an act of consolidation on the part of the insurgents?’
    • ‘It more or less marked the consolidation of the son in his role as leader of the country.’
  • 2The action or process of combining a number of things into a single more effective or coherent whole.

    ‘a consolidation of data within an enterprise’
    • ‘Not only does he foresee more co-op consolidation, he also sees no end to consolidation of farms.’
    • ‘With academic downsizing, not all programs are necessarily subject to consolidation, downsizing, or elimination.’
    • ‘With the advent of national companies through attrition and consolidation, competition has widened to a national scope.’
    • ‘More businesses want blade servers to enable consolidation of their data centers, such as running databases and other critical applications.’
    • ‘This solution allows for the consolidation of mail infrastructures, with proven overall cost reductions of more than 40 percent.’
    • ‘As mobile phones drive the need for smarter chips, there has been consolidation among semiconductor firms.’
    • ‘At least $130 million could be generated solely through the consolidation of the networks.’
    • ‘He said the current global situation has seen the consolidation of major stock exchanges.’
    • ‘This included hospitals that may have exited the population of rural hospitals through mergers and consolidations.’
    • ‘Tthe majority of consolidation efforts are focused on physical consolidation of storage resources, but that trend is shifting as technology evolves.’
    1. 2.1The action or process of combining a number of financial accounts or funds into a single overall account or set of accounts.
      ‘a business selling debt consolidation services’
      • ‘Consolidation of claims has led to indiscriminate grouping of claimants with the impaired.’
      • ‘We are told that debt consolidation now absorbs 80 cents of every tax dollar.’
      • ‘Our hope is you'll see consolidation of that money so we can have a complete statewide overview.’
      • ‘The group is praising the government's macroeconomic management, fiscal consolidation, and significant progress in structural reforms.’
      • ‘This process of fiscal consolidation has continued further with the drafting and passage of the budget.’
      • ‘After the successive expansion of regional and social funding, the emphasis now is very much on budgetary consolidation.’
      • ‘In most cases, debt consolidation loans are being implemented.’
      • ‘While most people want to get out of debt using a debt management plan or debt consolidation, many can't afford the payments right now.’
      • ‘Debt consolidation and a debt management plan won't do any good if the debtor simply doesn't have any spare cash.’
      • ‘There is no fund consolidation on the balance sheet.’



/kənˌsäləˈdāSH(ə)n/ /kənˌsɑləˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/