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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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Navistar selected Hyperion Essbase as the consolidation and reporting tool for product analysis of the company's Truck Product Line.
24, 2003, the IRS issued temporary and proposed regulations defining a statutory merger or consolidation as:
In a particularly telling example, the Italian case should have been the poster child for the benefits of fiscal consolidation through eurozone membership.
IBM's Scott Drummond, program director of Storage Networking, sees consolidation happening on a massive scale.
If you take a look at the steel industry, a lot of consolidation has taken place on the raw materials side, both from the scrap standpoint and the iron ore standpoint," he says.
Vertical integration refers to consolidation of companies that produce not only an assembled system, such as an aircraft, but also components.
Because of the need to maintain individual site records for cataloging purposes, the emphasis on consolidation is lower than in pure union catalogs.
The usual condition for a controlling financial interest is ownership of a majority voting interest, and, therefore, as a general rule, ownership by one company, directly or indirectly, of over 50 percent of the outstanding voting shares of another company is a condition pointing toward consolidation
Together, PowerConvert and PowerRecon form the world's first and only end-to-end continuous server consolidation and disaster recovery solutions leveraging virtualization technologies.
Citibank will also offer students guidance on how to determine eligibility for consolidation, calculate the interest rate, understand the repayment terms, deferment and forbearance options and much more.
Effective date: Schedule D should be used to explain discrepancies for acquisitions, statutory mergers or consolidations effective after 2004.
We believe that the short- and long-term negative financial impact on these students will be tremendous if they miss the June 30th consolidation deadline.