conglomeration

[ kuhn-glom-uh-rey-shuhn, kuhng- ]
/ kənˌglɒm əˈreɪ ʃən, kəŋ- /

noun

the act of conglomerating; the state of being conglomerated.
a cohering mass; cluster.
a heterogeneous combination: a conglomeration of ideas.

Nearby words

  1. congius,
  2. conglobate,
  3. conglobe,
  4. conglomerate,
  5. conglomerateur,
  6. conglomeratize,
  7. conglutinant,
  8. conglutinate,
  9. conglutination,
  10. congo

Origin of conglomeration

1620–30; < Late Latin conglomerātiōn- (stem of conglomerātiō), equivalent to conglomerāt(us) conglomerate + -iōn- -ion

Related formscon·glom·er·a·tive [kuhn-glom-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, kuhng-] /kənˈglɒm ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, kəŋ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for conglomeration

conglomeration

/ (kənˌɡlɒməˈreɪʃən) /

noun

a conglomerate mass
a mass of miscellaneous things
the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated
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Word Origin and History for conglomeration

conglomeration

n.

1620s, from Latin conglomerationem (nominative conglomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of conglomerare (see conglomerate (adj.)).

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