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consolidation

[kən‚säl·ə′dā·shən]
(geology)
Processes by which loose, soft, or liquid earth become coherent and firm.
Adjustment of a saturated soil in response to increased load; involves squeezing of water from the pores and a decrease in void ratio.

consolidation

1. The compaction of freshly placed concrete or mortar, usually by vibration, centrifugation, or tamping, to mold it within forms and around embedded parts and reinforcement and to eliminate voids other than entrained air. Also see compaction.
2. The process whereby soil particles are packed more closely by the application of continued pressure.
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Until surrendered, each certificate representing Common Shares prior to the Consolidation will be deemed for all purposes to represent the number of Common Shares to which the holder is entitled following the Consolidation.
Executives conceded that substantive growth is unlikely--thereby limiting the scope of future cost-cutting--without consolidation.
Debt consolidation is not necessarily risky," says Pratt.
A statutory merger or consolidation was historically limited to transactions effected pursuant to the corporate laws of the U.
Loan consolidation programs--help make repayment easier to manage and free up cash each month.
And if there is no obvious near-term growth benefit from fiscal consolidation, the yielding of monetary sovereignty by national central banks to the European Central Bank makes the loss of national fiscal discretion to the Stability and Growth Pact more costly and increases these eurozone member nations' output volatility.
NEC is providing customers with the industry's most reliable and secure platform for server virtualization and consolidation available today," said Sheffield.
Consolidation projects strive to increase business uptime while reducing the considerable cost of high availability.
Traditional explanations for the consolidation of the defense industry based on decreased defense spending are not consistent with a long-term view of the industry.
5 million to $2 million, it's easy to see why many executives are taking a close look at data-mart consolidation.
Once the data is collected, the financial consolidation process can finally begin -- while complying with a plethora of accounting rules defined separately by regulatory bodies: the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and other local bodies.
Nucor's acquisitions of Birmingham Steel and Qualitech Steel are recent examples of the further consolidation among electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmakers that many within the industry see as inevitable.

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