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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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  • The planar geography of the region also favours urban growth and agglomerations.
  • Rural agglomerations are a collection of a number of villages.
Word Origin and History for agglomerations

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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