anything composed of heterogeneous materials or elements.
a corporation consisting of a number of subsidiary companies or divisions in a variety of unrelated industries, usually as a result of merger or acquisition.
Geology. a rock consisting of pebbles or the like embedded in a finer cementing material; consolidated gravel.
gathered into a rounded mass; consisting of parts so gathered; clustered.
consisting of heterogeneous parts or elements.
of or relating to a corporate conglomerate.
Geology. of the nature of a conglomerate.
to bring together into a cohering mass.
to gather into a ball or rounded mass.
to collect or cluster together.
(of a company) to become part of or merge with a conglomerate.
- con·glom·er·at·ic [kuhn-glom-uh-rat-ik, kuhng-], /kənˌglɒm əˈræt ɪk, kəŋ-/, con·glom·er·it·ic [kuhn-glom-uh-rit-ik, kuhng-], /kənˌglɒm əˈrɪt ɪk, kəŋ-/, adjective
- de·con·glom·er·ate, verb, de·con·glom·er·at·ed, de·con·glom·er·at·ing.
- min·i·con·glom·er·ate, noun
- pseu·do·con·glom·er·ate, adjective
- su·per·con·glom·er·ate, noun
- un·con·glom·er·at·ed, adjective
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How to use conglomerate in a sentence
Meanwhile, bigger players in the ad-supported streaming space, such as the CTV platforms and media conglomerates, are becoming less interoperable, fragmenting the marketplace and frustrating advertisers.
Unlike other tech conglomerates, the Redmond, WA-based software company is known more for its B2B sales than consumer businesses.‘Deal of a decade’: How buying TikTok could transform Microsoft | Lance Lambert | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
So it was companies like American conglomerate Cisco, Finnish telecom giant Nokia, Canada’s Nortel networks that were all enlisted to help work on different parts of the project.
Eager to cash in, Western companies including American conglomerate Cisco, Finnish telecom giant Nokia, and Canada’s Nortel Networks worked with the agency on different parts of the project.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Physicists think they have detected the first conglomerate of four quarks incorporating more than two of the same kind.This is the first known particle with four of the same kind of quark | Maria Temming | July 7, 2020 | Science News
Resolution is majority owned and controlled by Rio Tinto, a global mining conglomerate.
And that conglomerate also owns nearly 70 percent of the Rossing uranium mine in Namibia.
The liquor conglomerate also produces the single malts Talisker and Oban.
A major backer for one Britton Holdings investment is a Chinese conglomerate active in the energy sector.
The 83-year-old media conglomerate owner has a long history of realizing his business ambitions.Don’t Count Rupert Murdoch Out Yet: Why The Magnate Hasn’t Given Up on Time Warner | Daniel Gross | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
conglomerate, containing angular fragments of yellowish-grey quartz-rock, in a base of compact epidote.
The most ancient and lowest stratum of this igneous formation is a compact conglomerate known as tufa lithoide.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The streets are, however, somewhat narrow and paved with stone, or rather with a conglomerate of shells.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
Wild ranges adjoined that conglomerate country, which, as you have probably gathered, is extremely difficult to traverse.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
They consist of sandstone and conglomerate, and the strata dip 10 to the south, and to the eye appear horizontal.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for conglomerate
a thing composed of heterogeneous elements; mass
any coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments of rock embedded in a finer matrix: Compare agglomerate (def. 3)
a large corporation consisting of a group of companies dealing in widely diversified goods, services, etc
to form into a cluster or mass
made up of heterogeneous elements; massed
(of sedimentary rocks) consisting of rounded fragments within a finer matrix
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Scientific definitions for conglomerate
A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of round rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. The fragments (known as clasts) have a diameter of at least 2 mm (0.08 inches), vary in composition and origin, and may include pebbles, cobbles, boulders, or fossilized seashells. Conglomerates often form through the transportation and deposition of sediments by streams, alluvial fans, and glaciers.
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Cultural definitions for conglomerate
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