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Coalescence

Coalescence

WordNet



noun


(1)   The union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
Wiktonary



Etymology


From , from co- + .

Verb



  1. To join into a single mass or whole.
    The droplets coalesced into a puddle.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist, Translation by Lesley Brown, 2,
      ... when a thing's own light and the light from something else coalescing into one on bright and smooth surfaces produce a form which yields a perception reversed from the way a thing normally looks.
  2. To form from different pieces or elements.
    The puddle coalesced from the droplets as they ran together.