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Related to conglomeratic: Fanglomerate, orthoconglomerate


v. con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing, con·glom·er·ates
1. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
2. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
To cause to form into a mass or whole.
n. (-ər-ĭt)
1. A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
2. A collected heterogeneous mass; a cluster: a conglomerate of color, passion, and artistry.
3. Geology A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
1. Gathered into a mass; clustered.
2. Geology Made up of loosely cemented heterogeneous material.

[Latin conglomerāre, conglomerāt- : com-, com- + glomerāre, to wind into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball).]

con·glom′er·at′ic (-ə-răt′ĭk), con·glom′er·it′ic (-ə-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
con·glom′er·a′tor n.


of or relating to a conglomerate
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The upper part (around Adatepe village) of the section consists of coarse-grained sandstone and conglomeratic sandstone (Adatepe Sandstone).
2000, 2004]) (Figure 13) (Plate 1) contains silty and conglomeratic facies; however, it also occurs as a massive, coarse grained, 98 percent silica sandstone up to 100 ft.
Conglomeratic lags composed of intraformational clasts (mud chips, concentrically laminated caliche nodules, and siderite nodules) with subordinate amounts of extraformational material (fragments of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock) commonly line erosional surfaces in multistorey channel bodies (Figs.
Furthermore it has been hypothesised that settlements such as Asva and Ridala might have emerged from the fusion of conglomeratic, regionally dispersed single farms or households that might have constituted seasonal hunting sites.
Previous studies have shown that the oldest Palaeozoic unit (Bakacak Formation) included fluvial conglomerates and conglomeratic sandstones.
A further implication is that interpretations of pulses of deformation, based on unconformities beneath conglomeratic facies [8], need to be treated with caution.
Additionally, there are several zones where sands, conglomeratic sands, and coals appear to be inter-bedded.
5 kilometre long shear zone containing quartz-carbonate veins and disseminated sulphide mineralization within coarse conglomeratic sedimentary rocks, diorite, and basalt.
The Bloomsburg Red Beds (Silurian: Ludlow) are approximately 460 meters thick, and consist of red, green, and gray siltstones, shales, sandstones and conglomeratic sandstones in upward-fining sequences (Epstein, 2001).
The sediments of the Turtle Butte Formation were deposited in a fluvial system, specifically a meandering stream system evidenced by the conglomeratic sandstones of channel deposits and the large number of siltstone and claystone units representing floodplain deposits.