Definition of agglomeration
1 : the action or process of collecting in a mass <the agglomeration of matter into stars and galaxies>
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 : a large, densely and contiguously populated area consisting of a city and its suburbs <an urban agglomeration>
agglomerativeplay \-ˈglä-mə-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective
Examples of agglomeration in a sentence
This suburb has become just a vast agglomeration of houses, people, and cars.
<a mere agglomeration of warring tribes, it was far from being a unified nation>
Origin and Etymology of agglomeration
First Known Use: 1661
AGGLOMERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agglomeration for English Language Learners
: a large group, collection, or pile of different things
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