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consolidation

 [kon-sol″ĭ-da´shun]
1. solidification; the process of becoming solidified or the condition of being solid; said especially of the lung as it fills with exudate in pneumonia.
2. the combination of parts into a whole.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·sol·i·da·tion

(kon-sol'i-dā'shŭn),
Solidification into a firm dense mass; applied especially to inflammatory induration of a normally aerated lung due to the presence of cellular exudate in the pulmonary alveoli as commonly seen in pneumonia.
[L. consolido, to make thick, condense, fr. solidus, solid]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

consolidation

Imaging An ↑ in radiologic density of an air-filled space, due to accumulation of fluid and WBCs, as occurs in the lungs in acute pneumonia. See Hepatization.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·sol·i·da·tion

(kŏn-sol'i-dā'shŭn)
Solidification into a firm dense mass; applied especially to inflammatory induration of a normally aerated lung due to the presence of cellular exudate in the pulmonary alveoli.
[L. consolido, to make thick, condense, fr. solidus, solid]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

consolidation

1. Becoming, or having become, solid, especially in the case of lung tissue affected by LOBAR PNEUMONIA.
2. The conversion of short-term into long-term memory.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Consolidation

A condition in which lung tissue becomes firm and solid rather than elastic and air-filled because it has accumulated fluids and tissue debris.
Mentioned in: Pneumonia
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Therefore, geometric nonlinearity and material nonlinearity are brought into equal strain consolidation for large-area loading condition, which agrees well with the settlement law with vertical drain in real engineering problems.
[k.sub.v] = 0), Equation (1) can be rewritten into the axisymmetric consolidation control equation as given by Hansbo [3].
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Following this theory, city-county consolidation may reduce debt burdens with decreased public service costs.
Durning and Nobbie (2000) surveyed employees in the city of Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, and concluded city-county consolidation is not associated with the improvement of administrative efficiency.
This research assumes that city-county consolidation may lead to increasing debt burden due to the correlation between economic development and debt burdens.
2) Service consolidation is an integrative and incremental process.
3) The process of achieving agreement on service consolidation requires negotiation.
The literature about consolidation, including studies concerning its impact on finances, student achievement, community support, optimal size, and social outcomes is abundant.
Due to the fact that consolidation most recently sustains support as a reform strategy to augment today's increased accountability demands, the more recent empirical literature concerns student academic achievement in consolidated schools/districts.
Figure 2 shows the newly developed three-dimensional consolidation apparatus.
Assumptions made on newly developed three-dimensional consolidation test are as follows: