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conglomeration

[kuh n-glom-uh-rey-shuh n, kuh ng-] /kənˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən, kəŋ-/
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 of conglomeration
1620-1630
1620-30; < Late Latin conglomerātiōn- (stem of conglomerātiō), equivalent to conglomerāt(us) conglomerate + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
conglomerative
[kuh n-glom-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, kuh ng-] /kənˈglɒm ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, kəŋ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Synonyms
2, 3. agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate.
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  • From this conglomeration sprang the noted bean that Bill Brown and Alfred are forming a company to distribute.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • So in his piano music we find a conglomeration of other men's ideas, other men's figures.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • He was engaged in it because a conglomeration of irresistible forces had driven him into the mle.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • But he had his own, if the place was a conglomeration of everything.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Sovereignty over such a conglomeration and in such a place could not be left in the air.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • What is any public question but a conglomeration of private interests?

    The Warden Anthony Trollope
  • A little under an hour later a conglomeration of emotions was surging through Dawson.

  • And these examples prove that bodies are nothing but a conglomeration of molecules.

    In Search of a Son William Shepard Walsh
  • It was furnished in a manner that would have delighted a connoisseur, but Elizabeth did not admire the conglomeration.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for conglomeration

conglomeration

/kənˌɡlɒməˈreɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for conglomeration
n.

1620s, from Latin conglomerationem (nominative conglomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of conglomerare (see conglomerate (adj.)).

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