Definition of Amalgamation
Example of Amalgamation
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- Syllabification: (a·mal·ga·ma·tion)
- Plural: amalgamations
- Amalgamation creates a “melting pot” and is achieved partly through miscegenation, which is intermarriage between different ethnicities.
- The process of amalgamation often takes several generations.
- Also called hybridization.
- cultural contact
- social acceptance
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amalgamation. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/amalgamation/
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“amalgamation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/amalgamation/>.