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    (Wikipedia) - Consolidation
    Look up consolidation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

    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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