n 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
n something that has consolidated into a compact mass
he dropped the consolidation into the acid bath
David Cameron in Reuters This weekend isn't about a row over fiscal policy. We all agree about the need for fiscal consolidation. For me, this G20 is about putting the world economy on an irreversible path to recovery,he said.
Stephen Harper in Financial Times At the same time, he added, "advanced countries must send a clear message that as their stimulus plans expire, they will focus on getting their fiscal houses in order. This requires credible plans for fiscal consolidation to dispel the uncertainty...
Robert Gates in Reuters UK The notion of a brief period of consolidation and evaluation probably does make sense,Gates told reporters in Baghdad, endorsing publicly for the first time an idea discussed by the US commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus.