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agglomeration

[uh-glom-uh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a jumbled cluster or mass of varied parts.
  2. the act or process of agglomerating.
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Origin of agglomeration

First recorded in 1765–75; agglomerate + -ion

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1. jumble, conglomeration, aggregation, conglomerate, agglomerate, aggregate.
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n.

1774, "action of collecting in a mass," from Latin agglomerationem (nominative agglomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of agglomerare (see agglomerate). In reference to a mass so formed, it is recorded from 1833.

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