consolidation :

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  • n  combining into a solid mass
  • 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

  • The Obama administrations ambitious plan to accelerate the adoption of electronic patient records will be a steamroller that drives the consolidation of the health .
  • But publishers say the rising prices simply reflect growing demand, not consolidation, as companies and universities invest more in research.
  • The broad consolidation wave in business intelligence software, analysts say, will bring increasing price pressure on some segments of the industry as major companies seek to .
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  • 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.

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