con-glomeration

conglomeration

[kuhn-glom-uh-rey-shuhn, kuhng-]
noun
1.
the act of conglomerating; the state of being conglomerated.
2.
a cohering mass; cluster.
3.
a heterogeneous combination: a conglomeration of ideas.

Origin:
1620–30; < Late Latin conglomerātiōn- (stem of conglomerātiō), equivalent to conglomerāt(us) conglomerate + -iōn- -ion

conglomerative [kuhn-glom-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, kuhng-] , adjective


2, 3. agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate.
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conglomeration (kənˌɡlɒməˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a conglomerate mass
2.  a mass of miscellaneous things
3.  the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated

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conglomeration
1620s, from L. conglomerationem, noun of action from conglomerare (see conglomerate).
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