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agglomeration

[uh-glom-uh-rey-shuh n] /əˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a jumbled cluster or mass of varied parts.
2.
the act or process of agglomerating.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; agglomerate + -ion
Synonyms
1. jumble, conglomeration, aggregation, conglomerate, agglomerate, aggregate.
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  • Other essays in the volume focus on the changing nature of agglomeration economies.
  • When transportation costs were higher, there were huge advantages to industrial agglomeration.
  • It was an agglomeration of the absurd with a dash of arcane astronomical fright.
  • agglomeration is true of other countries' weapons producers as well.
  • In fact, it is an unwieldy agglomeration of highly specialized.
  • But now consider the elephant or the mouse as an intact animal, a functioning agglomeration of billions of cells.
  • Over the years, every firm acquires an agglomeration of boxes and code as unique as a fingerprint.
  • It is an agglomeration of valleys and tribes, with little to hold it together.
  • But others develop through learning-by-doing and agglomeration economies.
  • The second is that the company's sprawling east-west software-hardware agglomeration may at last be starting to make sense.
Word Origin and History for agglomeration
n.

1774, "action of collecting in a mass," from Latin agglomerationem (nominative agglomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of agglomerare (see agglomerate). In reference to a mass so formed, it is recorded from 1833.

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