[kon-jeer-eez, kon-juh-reez]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap: From the airplane the town resembled a congeries of tiny boxes.

1610–20; < Latin: a heap, equivalent to conger- (stem of congerere to collect, heap up, equivalent to con- con- + gerere to bear, carry) + -iēs noun suffix; cf. rabies, series Unabridged
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congeries (kɒnˈdʒɪəriːz)
(functioning as singular or plural) a collection of objects or ideas; mass; heap
[C17: from Latin, from congerere to pile up, from gerere to carry]

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Word Origin & History

1610s, from L. congeries "heap, pile, collected mass," from congerere "to carry together" (see congest). False sing. congery is from 1866.
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Example sentences
But below the highest executive level a modern business is a congeries of
Every spoken tongue is a congeries of signs for thought, deriving their
  significance from the intelligent consent.
The congeries of tribes which made up this loosely jointed.
The multiversity is a congeries of enterprises with no philosophical center.
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