verb (coalesc, ing)
- To join into a single mass
- To form from different elements
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 2.
- : when a thing's own light and the light from something else coalescing into one on bright and smooth surfaces produce a form which yields a perception reversed from the way a thing normally looks.
Etymology: Latin coalescere, from co- + alescere 'grow up'.
- Dutch: doen versmelten, doen samensmelten
- French: coalescer
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