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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sol·i·date v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consolidated p. pr. & vb. n. Consolidating ]
 1. To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.
    He fixed and consolidated the earth.   --T. Burnet.
 2. To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic.
    Consolidating numbers into unity.   --Wordsworth.
 3. Surg. To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound. [R.]
 Syn: -- To unite; combine; harden; compact; condense; compress.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sol·i·da·ted p. p. & a.
 1. Made solid, hard, or compact; united; joined; solidified.
    The Aggregate Fund . . . consisted of a great variety of taxes and surpluses of taxes and duties which were [in 1715] consolidated.   --Rees.
    A mass of partially consolidated mud.   --Tyndall.
 2. Bot. Having a small surface in proportion to bulk, as in the cactus.
    Consolidated plants are evidently adapted and designed for very dry regions; in such only they are found.   --Gray.
 The Consolidated Fund, a British fund formed by consolidating (in 1787) three public funds (the Aggregate Fund, the General Fund, and the South Sea Fund). In 1816, the larger part of the revenues of Great Britian and Ireland was assigned to what has been known as the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, out of which are paid the interest of the national debt, the salaries of the civil list, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: joined together into a whole; "United Industries"; "the
             amalgamated colleges constituted a university"; "a
             consolidated school" [syn: amalgamate, amalgamated,
              coalesced, fused]
      2: forming a solid mass