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Origin of conglomerate

1565鈥75; <Latin conglomer膩tus (past participle of conglomer膩re), equivalent to con-con- + glomer- (stem of glomus) ball of yarn + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM conglomerate

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British Dictionary definitions for conglomerate

conglomerate

noun (k蓹n藞伞l蓲m蓹r瑟t)
a thing composed of heterogeneous elements; mass
any coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments of rock embedded in a finer matrixCompare agglomerate (def. 3)
a large corporation consisting of a group of companies dealing in widely diversified goods, services, etc
verb (k蓹n藞伞l蓲m蓹藢re瑟t)
to form into a cluster or mass
adjective (k蓹n藞伞l蓲m蓹r瑟t)
made up of heterogeneous elements; massed
(of sedimentary rocks) consisting of rounded fragments within a finer matrix

Word Origin for conglomerate

C16: from Latin conglomer膩re to roll up, from glomer膩re to wind into a ball, from glomus ball of thread
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Medical definitions for conglomerate

conglomerate
[ k蓹n-gl艔m蓹r-沫t ]

adj.
Gathered or aggregated into a mass.

Other words from conglomerate

con鈥lom鈥瞖r鈥tion (-蓹-r膩sh蓹n) n.
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Scientific definitions for conglomerate

conglomerate
[ k蓹n-gl艔m蓹-r膩t鈥 ]

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

conglomerate
[ (kuhn-glom-uhr-uht) ]

A corporation with diversified holdings that are acquired through mergers and acquisitions but that are not necessarily related.

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