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 ?
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
London, Paris, Berlin, were shapeless, low agglomerations beside it.
This paper examines the variation of agglomeration across districts over time in Punjab and analyses the effects of agglomeration on socio-economic outcomes in terms of social inclusion and efficiency of firms at the district level in Punjab.
Received wisdom suggests that industry agglomeration entails increasing returns to scale through dense interactions among firms, motivating firms to cluster geographically.
Mostly economists believe that due to nonexistence of agglomeration economies, there are less chances of employment spatial distribution in an economy.
With the development of information technology and city economy, the phenomenon of urban agglomeration increases, and the urban agglomeration will be an important trend of the urban development in the future.