[kuh n-glom-uh-rey-shuh n, kuh ng-]
Origin of conglomeration
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2, 3. agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate.
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- a conglomerate mass
- a mass of miscellaneous things
- the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated
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Word Origin and History for conglomerative
1620s, from Latin conglomerationem (nominative conglomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of conglomerare (see conglomerate (adj.)).
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