conglomeration

[kuhn-glom-uh-rey-shuhn, kuhng-]

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

Synonyms for conglomeration

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British Dictionary definitions for conglomerative

conglomeration

noun
  1. a conglomerate mass
  2. a mass of miscellaneous things
  3. the act of conglomerating or the state of being conglomerated
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Word Origin and History for conglomerative

conglomeration

n.

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

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