amalgam - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/əˈmælɡəm/
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