amalgam
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amalgam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(mixture)
a. la amalgama
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Today's exhibition features an eclectic amalgam of art from all over the world.La exposición de hoy presenta una amalgama ecléctica de arte de todo el mundo.
2. (chemistry)
a. la amalgama
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Amalgams of mercury and silver or copper are used in dentistry.Las amalgamas de mercurio y plata o cobre se usan en la odontología.
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amalgam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la amalgama
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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amalgam [əˈmælɡəm]
noun
amalgama (f);of de
...an amalgam of mercury and silver Dietrich was a complex amalgam of a great number of women ...a curious amalgam of Hindu and Islamic ideas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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