agglomeration

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noun ag·glom·er·a·tion \ə-ˌglä-mə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of agglomeration

  1. 1 :  the action or process of collecting in a mass <the agglomeration of matter into stars and galaxies>

  2. 2 :  a heap or cluster of usually disparate (see disparate 2) elements < … an agglomeration of 100-year-old cottages with gingerbread scroll-saw ornamentation. — Ira Henry Freeman>

  3. 3 :  a large, densely and contiguously populated area consisting of a city and its suburbs <an urban agglomeration>

agglomerative

play \-ˈglä-mə-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of agglomeration in a sentence

  1. This suburb has become just a vast agglomeration of houses, people, and cars.

  2. <a mere agglomeration of warring tribes, it was far from being a unified nation>

Origin and Etymology of agglomeration

see 1agglomerate


First Known Use: 1661


AGGLOMERATION Defined for English Language Learners

agglomeration

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noun ag·glom·er·a·tion \ə-ˌglä-mə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of agglomeration for English Language Learners

  • : a large group, collection, or pile of different things



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