conglomeration


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con·glom·er·a·tion

 (kən-glŏm′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of conglomerating.
b. The state of being conglomerated.
2. An accumulation of miscellaneous things.

conglomeration

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

con•glom•er•a•tion

(kənˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən, kəŋ-)

n.
1. the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated.
2. a cohering mass; cluster.
3. a mixed collection: a conglomeration of ideas.
[1620–30; < Late Latin]
con•glom′er•a•tive (-ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv) adj.

Conglomeration

 a cluster; things joined into a compact body, coil, or ball.
Examples: conglomeration of buildings, 1858; of chances; of Christian names, 1842; of men, 1866; of sounds, 1626; of threads of silk worms, 1659; of vessels, 1697; of words.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conglomeration - a rounded spherical form
sphere - a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
2.conglomeration - a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
nekton - the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales
sum total, summation, sum - the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
3.conglomeration - an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united

conglomeration

noun mass, combination, composite, accumulation, assortment, medley, potpourri, aggregation, miscellany, mishmash, hotchpotch a conglomeration of buildings, all tightly packed together

conglomeration

noun
Translations
كُتْله، تَكْتيل، تَراكُم
nahromaděnízměť
konglomeratsammenhobning
samsafn
konglomeratas
konglomerācija
nakopenie

conglomeration

[kənˌglɒməˈreɪʃən] Nconglomeración f

conglomeration

[kənˌglɒməˈreɪʃən] n (= group) → groupement m; [houses] → agglomération f

conglomeration

nAnsammlung f, → Haufen m; (of ideas)Gemisch nt

conglomeration

[kənˌglɒməˈreɪʃn] nconglomerazione f

conˌglomeˈration

(kəngloməˈreiʃən) noun
a mixed heap or collection. a conglomeration of old clothes.
References in classic literature ?
On my imparting this discovery in confidence to Peggotty, she informed me that her brother dealt in lobsters, crabs, and crawfish; and I afterwards found that a heap of these creatures, in a state of wonderful conglomeration with one another, and never leaving off pinching whatever they laid hold of, were usually to be found in a little wooden outhouse where the pots and kettles were kept.
My honest and neglected friend, Ingulphus, has furnished me with many a valuable hint; but the light afforded by the Monk of Croydon, and Geoffrey de Vinsauff, is dimmed by such a conglomeration of uninteresting and unintelligible matter, that we gladly fly for relief to the delightful pages of the gallant Froissart, although he flourished at a period so much more remote from the date of my history.
In short, the natural Frenchman is a conglomeration of commonplace, petty, everyday positiveness, so that he is the most tedious person in the world.
The long duration of human life in your time, together with the occasional practice of passing it, as you have explained, in installments, must have had, indeed, a strong tendency to the general development and conglomeration of knowledge.
A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the half- dozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.
Nothing can possibly come of the prisoner's conglomeration but his being sent back to prison, which is soon done.
It was, in reality, a conglomeration of smaller clouds.
They lend on pawn; and sell most that they lay hold of, coats, gold lace, cheese, men, women, and children; they are a conglomeration of Arabs, Jews, Genoese, Genevese, Greeks, Lombards, and Parisians, suckled by a wolf and born of a Turkish woman.
And commissions and remembrances do so crowd upon one at such a time, that we were still busied with this employment when we found ourselves fused, as it were, into a dense conglomeration of passengers and passengers' friends and passengers' luggage, all jumbled together on the deck of a small steamboat, and panting and snorting off to the packet, which had worked out of dock yesterday afternoon and was now lying at her moorings in the river.
There is also conglomeration in which a holding company is not a bank but a subsidiary in the form of a bank, he remarked.
Lahore -- The Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) a conglomeration of religious parties has urged upon the government to take all possible measures to maintain peace during Ashura Muharram.
For their part, members of the Egyptian delegation stressed the need to realize the declaration issued at the conclusion of the conference in terms of preparing to launch an international media conglomeration to combat terrorism, while the Jordanian delegation's members voiced their support for Syria in its war on terrorism.