ID:20867 Section: Noun

Updated:Tuesday 14th October 2014

Consolidation Definition

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Consolidation may refer to:

  • 1 In science and technology
  • 2 In economics
  • 3 Other uses
  • 4 See also

In science and technology
  • Memory consolidation, the process in the brain by which recent memories are crystallised into long-term memory
  • Pulmonary consolidation, a clinical term for solidification into a firm dense mass
  • Server consolidation, where multiple servers are consolidated using platform virtualization
  • Data consolidation, the consolidation of data from multiple sources into a centralized system
  • Consolidation (soil), a geological process whereby a soil decreases in volume
  • Consolidation, a popular name of a steam locomotive type, with 2-8-0 wheel, built first in 1864
In economics
  • Consolidation (business), the mergers or acquisitions of many smaller companies into much larger ones
    • Consolidation (media), consolidation of United States media into a few companies
  • Debt consolidation, the process of combining two or more loans into one big loan
    • Federal student loan consolidation, allows students to consolidate student loans into one single debt
  • Fiscal consolidation, decreasing the public finance deficit, this way increasing the sustainability of public finance
Other uses

Consolidation = merging or integration of many items into one.

  • Championship consolidation, the act of combining two separate championships into a single title
  • Democratic consolidation, the process by which a new democracy matures
  • Land consolidation, the process that consolidates small fragmented parcels of land into larger contiguous plots
  • Municipal consolidation, the act of merging two or more municipalities to form a single new one

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