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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Example sentences
It is a strange conglomeration of humanity that is trapped together during a
  power outage in a suburban shopping mall.
There are nonetheless limits to the advantages of media conglomeration.
Galactic clusters formed by dispersion, not by conglomeration.
The ingredient missing from the fitfully amusing conglomeration of characters
  is a character for the whole.
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