agglomeration


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ag·glom·er·a·tion

 (ə-glŏm′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of gathering into a mass.
2. A confused or jumbled mass: "To avoid the problems of large urban agglomerations, the state decentralized the university system" (Bickley Townsend).

ag•glom•er•a•tion

(əˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a jumbled cluster or mass of varied parts.
2. the act or process of agglomerating.
[1775]

Agglomeration

 a mass or clump of things gathered together; an unmethodical assemblage; a cluster. See also cluster, conglomerate.
Examples: an agglomeration of self-loving beings, 1866; of granite houses, 1859; of turrets, 1774.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
bunch, clump, cluster, clustering - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
chunk, clod, glob, lump, clump, ball - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
2.agglomeration - the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together

agglomeration

noun mass, collection, pile, cluster, lump, stack, heap, rick, clump, accumulation The album is a bizarre agglomeration of styles.

agglomeration

noun
A group of things gathered haphazardly:
Translations
aglomeracija
aglomerație

agglomeration

[əˌglɒməˈreɪʃən] Naglomeración f

agglomeration

[əˌglɒməˈreɪʃən] nagglomérat m

agglomeration

nAnhäufung f, → Konglomerat nt; (Sci) → Agglomeration f

agglomeration

[əglɒməˈreɪʃn] nagglomerazione f

ag·glom·er·a·tion

n. aglomeración, acumulación.
References in classic literature ?
The whole agglomeration of things, the ship steered into port by a dead man, his attitude, tied to the wheel with a crucifix and beads, the touching funeral, the dog, now furious and now in terror, will all afford material for her dreams.
In reality, it was an infinite agglomeration of coloured infusoria, of veritable globules of jelly, provided with a threadlike tentacle, and of which as many as twenty-five thousand have been counted in less than two cubic half-inches of water.
There are no features to this land, no conspicuous, far-famed landmarks for the eye; there is nothing so far down to tell you of the greatest agglomeration of mankind on earth dwelling no more than five and twenty miles away, where the sun sets in a blaze of colour flaming on a gold background, and the dark, low shores trend towards each other.
Then, for heaven's sake, having Harold Skimpole, a confiding child, petitioning you, the world, an agglomeration of practical people of business habits, to let him live and admire the human family, do it somehow or other, like good souls, and suffer him to ride his rocking-horse
Finally, the fourth compartment, which stretched itself out in the agglomeration of the roofs on the right bank, and which occupied the western angle of the enclosure, and the banks of the river down stream, was a fresh cluster of palaces and Hôtels pressed close about the base of the Louvre.
The ether, my friend, is an agglomeration of imponderable atoms, which, relatively to their dimensions, are as far removed from each other as the celestial bodies are in space.
Bar's knowledge of that agglomeration of jurymen which is called humanity was as sharp as a razor; yet a razor is not a generally convenient instrument, and Physician's plain bright scalpel, though far less keen, was adaptable to far wider purposes.
London, Paris, Berlin, were shapeless, low agglomerations beside it.
MDC' evaluation methods, its dredging methods and licenced gravity recovery technology for coarser coal will be enhanced by IRL's agglomeration and pyrolysis technology which enables recovery of the fine coal as a marketable product.
Supply of cleaning products, hygiene products, cleaning products and consumables for the services of the members of the control group communities: Saint-Malo Agglomeration, the City of Saint-Malo, Saint-Guinoux, Saint-Jouan-des Guerets, Hirel, Saint Suliac and La Fresnais.
GCC has announced that it has entered into a Heads of Agreement with International Reef Resources Ltd ("IRL") of Toronto, Canada, for the granting of a licence for a jointly owned company to use a combination of GCC's and IRL's coal/oil agglomeration and oil recovery/pyrolysis process of recovering an up-grading coal fines from the US Steel site at Gary, West Virginia.
Realization of a performance monitoring and securing of property and equipment Roanne Agglomeration listed in the annex to CCTP And according to the specific instructions to each of them.