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[kuh n-glom-uh-rey-shuh n, kuh ng-] /kənˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən, kəŋ-/
the act of conglomerating; the state of being conglomerated.
a cohering mass; cluster.
a heterogeneous combination:
a conglomeration of ideas.
Origin of conglomeration
1620-30; < Late Latin conglomerātiōn- (stem of conglomerātiō), equivalent to conglomerāt(us) conglomerate + -iōn- -ion
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[kuh n-glom-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, kuh ng-] /kənˈglɒm ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, kəŋ-/ (Show IPA),
2, 3. agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate. Unabridged
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  • So in his piano music we find a conglomeration of other men's ideas, other men's figures.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • But he had his own, if the place was a conglomeration of everything.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • What is any public question but a conglomeration of private interests?

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope
  • Dr. Guthrie was examining the conglomeration of books that loaded the shelves.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • And these examples prove that bodies are nothing but a conglomeration of molecules.

    In Search of a Son William Shepard Walsh
  • He rummaged through the conglomeration of chattels in the bag.

  • It is in reality a conglomeration of hackneyed moralistic considerations.

    Our Revolution Leon Trotzky
  • If we land in the midst of that conglomeration of ice it will be the end of us.

  • Word used in the East for a conglomeration of houses enclosed by a wall.

    Corea or Cho-sen A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
British Dictionary definitions for conglomeration


a conglomerate mass
a mass of miscellaneous things
the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for conglomeration

1620s, from Latin conglomerationem (nominative conglomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of conglomerare (see conglomerate (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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