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amalgam

a·mal·gam

amalgam

 
pronunciation:
mael gm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal alloy containing mercury.
similar words:
alloy, compound
definition 2: a mixture of diverse components.
The group was an amalgam of experienced politicians and students.
synonyms:
combination, mix, mixture
similar words:
admixture, aggregate, aggregation, assemblage, blend, composite, composition, compound, conglomeration, consolidation, fusion, union