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 (kən-jîr′ēz′, kŏn′jə-rēz′)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A collection; an aggregation: "Our city, it should be explained, is two cities, or more—an urban mass or congeries divided by the river" (John Updike).

[Latin congeriēs, from congerere, to heap up; see congest.]


(functioning as singular or plural) a collection of objects or ideas; mass; heap
[C17: from Latin, from congerere to pile up, from gerere to carry]


(kɒnˈdʒɪər iz, ˈkɒn dʒə riz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap.
[1610–20; < Latin: a heap =conger(ere) to collect, heap up (con- con- + gerere to bear, carry) + -iēs n. suffix; compare series]


- A Latin word meaning "heap or pile of disparate items" or "disorderly collection."
See also related terms for heap.


 a collection of particles, parts, or things; a heap; a group of things heaped together.
Examples: congeries of ballads; of furniture shops; of repugnant affections, 1619; of rocks, 1793; of dead and stupid matter, 1679; of towers, halls, churches, and chambers, 1875; of stars, 1849; of watery particles, 1725.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congeries - 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"




n sing (liter)Konglomerat nt, → Ansammlung f, → Anhäufung f
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These very mirages are the unthinkable and incalculable congeries of appearances that crowd in upon you and form you out of the past, and that sweep you on into dissemination into other unthinkable and incalculable congeries of appearances to people the ghost land of the future.
The top floor at the Albany, as elsewhere, is devoted to the servants--a congeries of little kitchens and cubicles, used by many as lumber-rooms--by Raffles among the many.
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The Scots' case for independence is not the outcome of some present oppression, but of a congeries of past slights and indignities.
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The "Deep state" is now accepted usage for a congeries of military, bureaucrats, financiers and politicians who acquire sufficient traction--or at least the capacity for inertia/corruption--to act outside the law and democratic process.
But progress has been hampered by a congeries of bilateral political disputes between Western Balkan and EU countries, similar to when Slovenia, taking advantage of EU membership, temporarily blocked Croatia's accession.
This financial architecture held congeries of cities together in mutually beneficial trade networks, but then also allowed the rise of empires and their disruptive consequences.
One would think that this congeries of problems would prompt Europeans to strengthen the EU, in order to take control of the situation and mitigate the growing risks.
Worse still, a public devoid of a shared cultural memory transcending the ephemera of the mass media has ceased to be a people and has disintegrated into a congeries of random factions and isolated individuals.
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