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tr. & intr.v. ag·glom·er·at·ed, ag·glom·er·at·ing, ag·glom·er·ates
To form or collect into a rounded mass.
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
Gathered into a rounded mass.
n. (-ər-ĭt)
1. A confused or jumbled mass; a heap.
2. A volcanic rock consisting of rounded and angular fragments fused together.

[Latin agglomerāre, agglomerāt-, to mass together : ad-, ad- + glomerāre, to form into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball).]

ag·glom′er·a′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv) adj.
ag·glom′er·a′tor n.
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Adj.1.agglomerative - clustered together but not coherent; "an agglomerated flower head"
collective - forming a whole or aggregate
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Most approaches to cluster analysis can be considered as belonging to two families: hierarchical agglomerative methods on the one hand and iterative partitioning methods on the other.
Before conducting a cluster analysis, decisions must be made regarding hierarchical clustering procedures, agglomerative algorithms, and similarity and distance measures based on the type of data collected.
A fruitful discussion of Al-Maqdisi's hierarchies requires further reconstruction of these regions, based on the examination of the agglomerative and accessibility factors that were at play in shaping these systems over the first four centuries of Islamic history.
The similarity matrix was run on Sequential, Agglomerative, Hierarchical and Nested (SAHN) clustering, (Sneath and Sokal, 1973) by using the Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic average (UPGMA) clustering algorithm (Sokal and Michener, 1958) to generate a dendrogram.
These variables will allow the measurement of the geographic extent of agglomerative externalities.
This growth from town house to agglomerative element colonizing an urban block is phenomenal, but Taniguchi nevertheless attempts to retain something of the domestic scale of MoMA's original facilities.
Hierarchical agglomerative cluster analysis using Ward's method was used to examine patterns of similarity between teachers.
To verify this latter conclusion, we grouped the data using another unsupervised clustering method, agglomerative hierarchical clustering.
As a second approach, we also apply agglomerative hierarchical clustering algorithms.
the faded lineaments of thirteen settlement systems that agglomerative and accessibility factors had molded into pyramidal urban hierarchies by the tenth century" (xiii).
The magazine had a different purpose, sociable, sharp, in touch; its strengths were collective and magpie, not the magisterial grand recit but the agglomerative ground-level view.