amalgam amalgam  /ə ˈmæl ɡəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a combination or blend of diverse things
  2. (n) an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams

Usage(s):

  1. Yet, like those in water, amalgam's components are tightly bonded to each other.
  2. A strange amalgam of beliefs formed the complicated core of Gandhism.
  3. When you're in the government's sights, your best friend would seem to be a jury, that lovable amalgam of ordinary Americans with a simple, if sometimes mistaken, sense of justice.

News

  • With Nismo, the Nissan Juke becomes a hot hatchback

    With its squat body, bulbous fenders, and round headlights, Nissan's Juke looks like a frog, but there's an athletic prince hiding under its funky exterior. Since the Juke's launch, a rogue group of Nissanites in the European division revealed that hidden prince with the Juke-R, an amalgam of this odd little hatchback and the budget supercar GT-R. Nissan HQ took note of the enthusiasm, making ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. Former Congressman Tom DeLay called it "a shady amalgam of every bad idea ever cooked up for world government."
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Tom DeLay Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The Grammys invited jazz, country, rock, soul and classical into the same hall," Bono wrote. "No regard for demographic studies of what would deliver ratings, (it was) a mad amalgam of the profound and the absurd and the creeping realization...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Bono Source: AZ Central.com

  3. Describing the popular fragrance that has been created by the oldest French perfumer, Robertet, Shilpa said: "The perfume is truly unique because of the whole edge we have with the ethnic aroma. We have an amalgam of jasmine and citrus and it's a...
    on Jul 21, 2007 By: Shilpa Shetty Source: Times of India

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