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
Recent Examples of agglomeration from the Web
About 200 million years ago, the supercontinent of Gondwana—essentially an an agglomeration of Africa, South America, India, Australia and Antarctica—began slowly ripping apart into the continents recognizable today.
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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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