agglomeration

[uh-glom-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a jumbled cluster or mass of varied parts.
2.
the act or process of agglomerating.

Origin:
1765–75; agglomerate + -ion


1. jumble, conglomeration, aggregation, conglomerate, agglomerate, aggregate.
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agglomeration
1774, "action of collecting in a mass," from L. agglomerationem (nom. agglomeratio), noun of action from pp. stem of agglomerare (see agglomerate). Meaning a mass so formed is recorded from 1833.
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Example sentences for agglomerations
The planar geography of the region also favours urban growth and agglomerations.
Rural agglomerations are a collection of a number of villages.
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