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

  2. 2 :  a heap or cluster of usually disparate elements <urban agglomerations knit together by the new railways — Times Literary Supplement>

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>

1774

First Known Use of agglomeration

1774


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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