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v. con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing, con·glom·er·ates
1. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
2. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
To cause to form into a mass or whole.
n. (-ər-ĭt)
1. A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
2. A collected heterogeneous mass; a cluster: a conglomerate of color, passion, and artistry.
3. Geology A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
1. Gathered into a mass; clustered.
2. Geology Made up of loosely cemented heterogeneous material.

[Latin conglomerāre, conglomerāt- : com-, com- + glomerāre, to wind into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball).]

con·glom′er·at′ic (-ə-răt′ĭk), con·glom′er·it′ic (-ə-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
con·glom′er·a′tor n.
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of or relating to a conglomerate
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It was then found that the conglomerate, or conglomeratic zone, was part of a sedimentary succession.
Subsequently, the water passes through Rio Sali formation-characterized by siltstone, claystone, limestone and gypsumand continues 1 km further through La Yesera formation, which is comprised of conglomerates, conglomeratic sandstones and sandstones.
Lithologically, the Bara Formation is mainly composed of sandstone which is interbedded with conglomeratic sandstone, siltstone, carbonaceous shale, and mudstone.
This is indicated by the decimetre-scale topographic variations in the topmost Cambrian surface, which were induced by substantial erosion and/or dissolution, chemical alterations and subsequent discolouration of the underlying strata (due to percolation of meteoric solutions), and the conglomeratic appearance of the oldest Ordovician strata.
3) are intercalated in the top of the unit "[P.sub.3]Q - upper complex of fine sand, calibrated, with conglomeratic intercalations, diatomites and lignites" from Plio-Plistocene age, labeled in geological maps as unit "[P.sub.SM] - Santa Marta Formation".
The Minghuazhen formation (Nm) consists of light grey sandstone, conglomeratic sandstones, and palm red mudstone.
However, Dumort [10] noted that the Neocomian-Albian basal conglomeratic unit of continental, fluviolacustrine sandstones, and conglomerates overlie the basement.
The northwestern terrane consists mostly of NE-SW elongated low-grade schist with Au deposits, including a volcanoclastic schist (so-called Lom Schist), that is associated with subordinate conglomeratic quartzites and intruded by voluminous plutonites.
This very poor floristic settlement is often found in coastal sites, on marly and conglomeratic substrata, sometimes used as dumping places for urban waste and rubbles (Biondi & al, 1988).
(7) The Lias is mainly calcareous with conglomeratic interbeds with a total thickness of 300-400 m.
Unconformable conglomeratic levels evidence erosion and the development of a levelled surface.