Words nearby agglomeration
What does agglomeration mean?
An agglomeration is a messy cluster or jumbled collection of various elements.
Agglomeration is often used to refer to groupings of miscellaneous things—such as various types of objects or even people—into a single (though often somewhat messy) unit.
The similar word conglomeration can be used to mean just about the same thing, but it doesn’t always imply a sense of messiness like agglomeration usually does.
Agglomeration can also refer to the process of agglomerating—gathering into a cluster or mass.
Agglomeration is also used in a more specific way in the context of computer programming to refer to a process in which certain tasks are grouped together in code.
Example: I forgot that the art project was due today, so my collage is really just an agglomeration of things I found around the house.
Where does agglomeration come from?
The first records of the word agglomeration come from the 1600s. It ultimately derives from the Latin agglomerāre, from glomerāre, meaning “to wind into a ball,” from glomus, meaning “ball” or “mass.”
An agglomeration is a mass of different things that have been lumped together. A floating mass of flotsam and trash in the ocean is an agglomeration. A machine cobbled together from spare parts is an agglomeration. A dish made from all the leftovers in the fridge could be called an agglomeration—especially when they don’t quite go together (though that quiche and meatball sandwich was pretty delicious). The United States is sometimes described as an agglomeration of different peoples from different places.
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- agglomerate (verb, adjective, noun)
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How is agglomeration used in real life?
The word agglomeration often implies messiness, but this isn’t always negative.
Lol my dudes, Texas is one of the most intensely urbanized states in the US, basically a single vast "Texas Triangle" urban agglomeration with a dusty backyard.
— Jacob Bacharach (@jakebackpack) September 4, 2019
Urban density provides “economies of agglomeration”: fixed costs of infra are spread over more businesses and households, reducing costs.
— Jennifer Keesmaat (@jen_keesmaat) March 1, 2015
My recent order was fairly mild, but my final look is going to be a terrifying agglomeration of weeb cosplay, scene kid, emo, and punk. Just you wait for my final form.
— SynthRose (@synth_rose) July 5, 2020
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How to use agglomeration in a sentence
Borisov basically came together as an agglomeration of material from different parts of its star system, before finding a secluded place to call home far from its parent star.Astronomers thought comet Borisov was pretty boring. They were wrong.|Neel Patel|March 30, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Dutifully obeying the modern principle of agglomeration, it would be called an iPlod.
The agglomeration of data, however, is not offering a clear picture to economists and policymakers who yearn for one.The Fed’s Forthright Admission About Our Messy Economic Situation|Zachary Karabell|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Looked at in front, a compound eye may be considered an agglomeration of simple eyes; but internally this is hardly correct.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Strictly speaking, it is not a city, but an agglomeration of industrialism.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
Wherever politics is rigid and hostile to that tendency, there is irritation and struggle, but the agglomeration goes on.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
In short, there are twenty-four small sovereign nations, whose agglomeration constitutes the body of the Union.American Institutions and Their Influence|Alexis de Tocqueville et al.
I think you would like my library if you could see it,—it is one agglomeration of exotics and eccentricities.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland