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amalgamation

noun [U or C] uk   /əˌmæl.ɡəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us  
the process in which separate organizations unite to form a larger organization or group, or an organization or group formed in this way: The association was formed by the amalgamation of several regional environmental organizations. The company began as an amalgamation of small family firms.
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