agglomeration

[ uh-glom-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ əˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

a jumbled cluster or mass of varied parts.
the act or process of agglomerating.

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Origin of agglomeration

First recorded in 1765–75; agglomerate + -ion
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agglomeration


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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