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v. co·a·lesced, co·a·lesc·ing, co·a·lesc·es
1. To come or grow together into a single mass: the material that coalesced to form stars.
2. To come together as a recognizable whole or entity: the stories that coalesced as the history of the movement.
3. To come together for a single purpose: The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders. See Synonyms at mix.
1. To cause to coalesce as a single mass: The atoms were coalesced into a larger molecule.
2. To cause to coalesce as a single whole or entity: The survey responses were coalesced into a single document.

[Latin coalēscere : co-, co- + alēscere, to grow, inchoative of alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

co′a·les′cence n.
co′a·les′cent adj.
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Noun1.coalescence - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
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[ˌkəʊəˈlesəns] N (= merging) → fusión f; (= joining together) → unión f, incorporación f
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n (Phys, Chem) → Verbindung f; (fig)Vereinigung f; (of views, opinions etc)Verquickung f (geh)
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Attempted drives from east to west- similar to the contrary movements of 1805, 1807, and 1809- precede the great westward movement; there is the same coalescence into a group of enormous dimensions; the same adhesion of the people of Central Europe to the movement; the same hesitation midway, and the same increasing rapidity as the goal is approached.
Just as the once independent dukedoms of France had to fuse into a nation, so now the nations had to adapt themselves to a wider coalescence, they had to keep what was precious and possible, and concede what was obsolete and dangerous.
Next came the great alliance of Eastern Asia, a close-knit coalescence of China and Japan, advancing with rapid strides year by year to predominance in the world's affairs.
Batsouli et al., "Antideuteron yield at the AGS and coalescence implications," Physical Review Letters, vol.
Stage III is latex coalescence; the polymer molecules diffuse across the intercellular boundaries; the coalescence stage creates entanglements that provide mechanical strength to the film [7-9].
Among these the most common factors are density difference of the phases, droplet size, electrostatic, Brownian and gravitational forces, which may result creaming/sedimentation, flocculation, coalescence and Ostwald ripening.
Eugene Community Ecstatic Dance is an offshoot of a larger dance organization in Eugene, the Eugene Coalescence Dance group.
However, it is difficult to foam PLA because its poor melt strength leads to massive cell coalescence or even foam collapse [3].
According to our simulations (Urbina-Villalba et al., 2009b, 2012; Urbina-Villalba, 2014) the stationary regime results from two opposite processes: the exchange of oil molecules alone, which leads to a decrease of the average radius, and the elimination of particles (by dissolution or coalescence), which favors the increase of the average radius).
The bubble coalescence also investigated for the range of Bond number from 3 to 30.
This creative coalescence, as a tradition, can do wonders for a society's intellectual growth.