|1.||[ noun ] (sociology) the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community|
|Related terms:||segregation group_action desegregate|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||combination combination amalgamation centralization incorporation vertical_integration horizontal_integration consolidate integrate|
|3.||[ noun ] (mathematics) an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined|
|Related terms:||mathematical_process integrate|