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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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Despite these concerns, the final regulations allow consolidations and amalgamations to qualify, because the Service did not believe that the existence of the consolidating or amalgamating entities within the resulting corporation prevents a consolidation or an amalgamation from qualifying as a statutory merger or consolidation.
For these governments, unwillingness to adhere to the Stability and Growth Pact or to undertake major fiscal consolidation is a rational, if not optimal, response to economic realities.
SAN consolidation allows users to wring more value out of their SANs.
If the Pentagon begins to view its supplier base on a `global' basis and not `national' basis, the implication is that future consolidations can be done,'' said Pierre Chao, a defense analyst with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
The next few sections will be an examination of how centralized implementations of union catalogs meet the functional characteristics-the broad areas of consistent searching/indexing, consolidation of records, and performance/management--described above.
The Board, however, is not addressing the question of applying the principles of consolidation to joint ventures partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations; the FASB plans to examine those matters in separate future projects.
5 Combine to Enable Continuous Server Consolidation That Transcends Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion Technology
Consequently, it removed the word "corporation" from the regulatory definition of statutory merger or consolidation.
Loan consolidation allows students to pay off their current loans, which may have different and variable rates and obtain a new loan with a fixed interest rate and a single monthly payment.
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.