glomeration

[glom-uh-rey-shuh n]

Origin of glomeration

First recorded in 1620–30; glomerate + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for glomeration

glomeration

noun
  1. a conglomeration or cluster
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Word Origin and History for glomeration
n.

"accumulation; ball," 1620s, from Latin glomerationem (nominative glomeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of glomerare "to make into a ball," from glomus "ball of yarn," from PIE root *glem-.

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