Meaning of amalgam
Pronunciation: (u-mal'gum), [key]
- an alloy of mercury with another metal or metals.
- an alloy that consists chiefly of silver mixed with mercury and variable amounts of other metals and is used as a dental filling.
- a rare mineral, an alloy of silver and mercury, occurring as silver-white crystals or grains.
- a mixture or combination: His character is a strange amalgam of contradictory traits.
- amalgam (Thesaurus)