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con·glom·er·ate

 (kən-glŏm′ə-rāt′)
v. con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing, con·glom·er·ates
v.intr.
1. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
2. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
v.tr.
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.

conglomerate

n
1. a thing composed of heterogeneous elements; mass
2. (Geological Science) any coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments of rock embedded in a finer matrix. Compare agglomerate3
3. (Commerce) a large corporation consisting of a group of companies dealing in widely diversified goods, services, etc
vb
to form into a cluster or mass
adj
4. made up of heterogeneous elements; massed
5. (Geological Science) (of sedimentary rocks) consisting of rounded fragments within a finer matrix
[C16: from Latin conglomerāre to roll up, from glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball of thread]

con•glom•er•ate

(n., adj. kənˈglɒm ər ɪt, kəŋ-; v. -əˌreɪt)

n., adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. n.
1. anything composed of heterogeneous materials or elements.
2. a corporation consisting of a number of subsidiary companies or divisions in a variety of unrelated industries.
3. a rock consisting of pebbles or the like embedded in a finer cementing material; consolidated gravel.
adj.
4. consisting of heterogeneous elements.
5. gathered into a rounded mass, or consisting of parts so gathered; clustered.
6. of or pertaining to a corporate conglomerate.
v.t.
7. to bring together into a cohering mass.
8. to gather into a rounded mass.
v.i.
9. to cluster together.
10. (of a company) to become part of or merge with a conglomerate.
[1565–75; < Latin conglomerātus, past participle of conglomerāre to concentrate =con- con- + glomerāre to form a ball, derivative of glomus, s. glomer- ball of yarn]
con•glom`er•at′ic (-əˈræt ɪk) con•glom`er•it′ic (-əˈrɪt-) adj.
con•glom′er•a`tor, n.

con·glom·er·ate

(kən-glŏm′ə-rāt′)
A coarse-grained sedimentary rock that consists of pebbles, gravel, or seashells cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. See Table at rock.

Conglomerate

 a mass of separate items collected into a ball; things closely crowded or gathered together into a coherent mass or whole.
Examples: conglomerate of anecdotes; of flowers; of fragments; of fruit and leaves, 1572; of geologists—Lipton, 1970; of gravel and ice, 1856; of useful or useless knowledge, 1864.

conglomerate


Past participle: conglomerated
Gerund: conglomerating

Imperative
conglomerate
conglomerate
Present
I conglomerate
you conglomerate
he/she/it conglomerates
we conglomerate
you conglomerate
they conglomerate
Preterite
I conglomerated
you conglomerated
he/she/it conglomerated
we conglomerated
you conglomerated
they conglomerated
Present Continuous
I am conglomerating
you are conglomerating
he/she/it is conglomerating
we are conglomerating
you are conglomerating
they are conglomerating
Present Perfect
I have conglomerated
you have conglomerated
he/she/it has conglomerated
we have conglomerated
you have conglomerated
they have conglomerated
Past Continuous
I was conglomerating
you were conglomerating
he/she/it was conglomerating
we were conglomerating
you were conglomerating
they were conglomerating
Past Perfect
I had conglomerated
you had conglomerated
he/she/it had conglomerated
we had conglomerated
you had conglomerated
they had conglomerated
Future
I will conglomerate
you will conglomerate
he/she/it will conglomerate
we will conglomerate
you will conglomerate
they will conglomerate
Future Perfect
I will have conglomerated
you will have conglomerated
he/she/it will have conglomerated
we will have conglomerated
you will have conglomerated
they will have conglomerated
Future Continuous
I will be conglomerating
you will be conglomerating
he/she/it will be conglomerating
we will be conglomerating
you will be conglomerating
they will be conglomerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conglomerating
you have been conglomerating
he/she/it has been conglomerating
we have been conglomerating
you have been conglomerating
they have been conglomerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conglomerating
you will have been conglomerating
he/she/it will have been conglomerating
we will have been conglomerating
you will have been conglomerating
they will have been conglomerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conglomerating
you had been conglomerating
he/she/it had been conglomerating
we had been conglomerating
you had been conglomerating
they had been conglomerating
Conditional
I would conglomerate
you would conglomerate
he/she/it would conglomerate
we would conglomerate
you would conglomerate
they would conglomerate
Past Conditional
I would have conglomerated
you would have conglomerated
he/she/it would have conglomerated
we would have conglomerated
you would have conglomerated
they would have conglomerated

conglomerate

A type of sedimentary rock made up of pebbles and larger rounded stones, cemented together by sandy material.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conglomerate - a composite rock made up of particles of varying sizeconglomerate - a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
2.conglomerate - a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
corp, corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
publishing conglomerate, publishing empire - a conglomerate of publishing companies
Verb1.conglomerate - collect or gatherconglomerate - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
backlog - accumulate and create a backlog
accrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"
Adj.1.conglomerate - composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass; "the conglomerate peoples of New England"
combined - made or joined or united into one

conglomerate

noun corporation, multinational, corporate body, business, association, consortium, aggregate, agglomerate Fiat is Italy's largest industrial conglomerate.
Translations

conglomerate

A. [kənˈglɒmərɪt] N (Comm) → conglomerado m
B. [kənˈglɒməreɪt] VTconglomerar, aglomerar
C. [kənˈglɒməreɪt] VIconglomerarse, aglomerarse

conglomerate

[kənˈglɒmərət] n (COMMERCE)conglomérat m

conglomerate

n (also Geol, Comm) → Konglomerat nt
adj nationzusammengewürfelt; languageMisch-; conglomerate rock (Geol) → Konglomeratgestein nt

conglomerate

[kənˈglɒmərɪt] n (Comm, Geol) → conglomerato