Amalgamation, meaning to combine or unite into one form, has several uses:

* Amalgamation (mining), the process of separation of precious metals from ore.
* Amalgamation (history), a now largely archaic term for the interbreeding of people of different ethnicities and "races".
* Amalgamation (business), the result of mergers of companies
* "Amalgamation", an EP released by the band Pop Will Eat Itself in 1994.
* Amalgamation (politics), in geopolitics, refers to the joining of two or more administrative units.
* Free product with amalgamation, in mathematics, especially group theory, an important construction.
* Amalgamation is a construction in model theory, a subfield of mathematical logic.
* Amalgamation (fiction), the concept of creating an element in a work of fiction by combining existing things.
* Amalgamation (geology), the union of two or more continents.
* Amalgamation (names), the strategy of naming something after a combination of existing names
* Conflation, also known as "idiom amalgamation", the combination of two expressions.
* Amalgamation, another name for a trade union, chiefly used in the United Kingdom
* Amalgamation combines mercury and another element to create amalgam, used in dentistry, chemistry, and mining.
* Amagamation - the combination of several components to produce a whole item.


Amalgamated usually means something that has undergone amalgamation. However, amalgamated may also refer to (as part of a formal name): ;In business
* Anglo-Amalgamated, a British film production company from the 1930s to the 1970s, responsible for some of the early "Carry On" films
* Amalgamated Broadcasting System, a short-lived American radio network during the 1930s
* Amalgamated Motor Cycles Ltd
* Fleetway Publications. formerly known as "Amalgamated Press".
* Amalgamated Studios
* Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Limited
* Amalgamated Fluorodynamics is a fictional company in the Half-Life mod Science and Industry
*Amalgamated (1917 automobile), car manufactured by the Amalgamated Machinery Corp.
* Chesham Amalgamations, a British mergers and acquisitions broking company

;In trade unionism
* Amalgamated Society of Engineers (Australia)
* Dominica Amalgamated Workers' Union
* In Botswana
** Botswana Railways Amalgamated Workers' Union
** National Amalgamated Central, Local & Parastatal Manual Workers' Union, a Botswana-based organisation
* In New Zealand
** Central Amalgamated Workers' Union
** Northern Amalgamated Workers' Union
** Southern Amalgamated Workers' Union
* In the United Kingdom
** Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union, a historical British trade union (formerly known as the "Amalgamated Society of Engineers"), now part of Amicus
** Amalgamated Marine Workers' Union
** Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners, a British organisation formed during the 1860s
* In the United States and Canada
** Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, a historical trade union
** Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
*** Amalgamated Bank of Chicago, a bank founded in 1923 by the ACWA and now owned by UNITE HERE
** Amalgamated Meat Cutters, a North American trade union
** Amalgamated Transit Union, a U.S. and Canada based union

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