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


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


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Origin of conglomeration

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

OTHER WORDS FROM conglomeration

con·glom·er·a·tive [kuhn-glom-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, kuhng-] /kənˈglɒm ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, kəŋ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for conglomeration

/ (kənˌɡlɒməˈreɪʃən) /


a conglomerate mass
a mass of miscellaneous things
the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated
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