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noun amalgam pronunciation in British English /əˈmælɡəm/ 
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singularamalgam
pluralamalgams
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a substance used for filling holes in teeth, made from a mixture of metals
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  2. 2
    [countable] formal a combination of two or more things
    amalgam of:

    an amalgam of local traditions

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