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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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The Function dropdown in the Consolidate dialog defaults to Sum.
Students who have several types of loans from several sources, such as the Department of Education, Sallie Mae, and Nelnet, may be encouraged to consolidate to simplify payments.
The Emerging Issues Task Force said, "Under certain circumstances (three criteria), you don't consolidate an SPE, subject to a transfer under 125 -- or now under 140." But, what about other SPEs?
Cummins' IT department deployed a centralized SAN that consolidates data for nearly 300 heterogeneous servers into a multi-tiered backup system.
They have decided to consolidate the mass amounts of data on the servers and storage to their high-end NAS storage and wherever possible, they would like to utilize the cost-effective ATA storage now available to enhance the financial savings of the consolidation project.
It also created certain exceptions to this rule, such as allowing a parent not to consolidate a captive-finance subsidiary.
* Whether to consolidate - control versus ownership as the basis for consolidation, how to define control, and what level of ownership.
Most businesses would love to consolidate their data into protected data centers--consolidated data is easier to protect, easier to manage, and much less expensive.
Much is the same as before: The ED says a parent company--a "controlling entity"--should consolidate all subsidiaries unless control is "temporary" at the time an entity becomes a subsidiary.

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