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ag·glom·er·ate

 (ə-glŏm′ə-rāt′)
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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The cluster analysis uses Ward's method where clusters are formed by agglomeratively adding countries to the existing clusters so that the squared Euclidian distance is minimised.
Clusters are formed agglomeratively or sequentially by finding the country and the existing cluster, among which the Euclidean distance between the transition indices is minimised (Mojena 2006).