con·​glom·​er·​a·​tion | \ kən-ˌglä-mə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce conglomeration (audio) , ˌkän-\

Definition of conglomeration

1 : the act of conglomerating : the state of being conglomerated
2 : something conglomerated : a mixed mass or collection

Examples of conglomeration in a Sentence

a conglomeration of shops and restaurants

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The structure, at 571 Galapago St., is really the conglomeration of three distinct residential buildings that were constructed over three decades. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Peek into a former sanatorium, French Gothic cathedral and more landmarks at Doors Open Denver," 15 Sep. 2019 Aerial scans and a few boats have since confirmed that the conglomeration, 58 square miles in area, is pumice coughed up by an undersea volcano. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Don’t Believe the Hype: The Pumice Raft Won’t Save the Great Barrier Reef," 30 Aug. 2019 Just what is maintained, and who is responsible for what, is a conglomeration between Aurora, Naperville, Metra, Pace and the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora seeks new maintenance deals at train stations," 17 June 2019 Aerosols are made of sea salt, rock dust, organic material from plants and conglomerations of sulfate molecules. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "Tiny Particles That Let You See Your Breath," 11 Oct. 2018 The Bruery Autumn Maple The Bruery in Orange County, California, has its own take on the pumpkin beer: Autumn Maple is a conglomeration of yams, maple syrup, allspice, vanilla, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and its own traditional Belgian yeast strain. Fox News, "Top 5 fall beers," 14 Oct. 2015 The association plans, which are aimed at loose conglomerations of workers or small businesses, would be subject to many of the same rules as large-group plans offered by corporate employers. Michael Hiltzik,, "As midterms approach, conservatives and GOP again attempt to destroy Obamacare," 19 June 2018 When galaxies collide, as the two conglomerations of stars that make up Arp 299 are doing, Dr. Mattila explained in an email, large clouds of gas fall into the central regions. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death," 14 June 2018 Peace among women and men and massive conglomeration of tech and media assets are among the potential outcomes. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "How Big Tech Is Dealing with the Big Backlash," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of conglomeration

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of conglomeration

: a group or mixture of different things
: a process in which different things come together to form a single thing


con·​glom·​er·​a·​tion | \ kən-ˌgläm-ə-ˈrā-shən, ˌkän- How to pronounce conglomeration (audio) \

Medical Definition of conglomeration

1 : the act of conglomerating : the state of being conglomerated
2 : something conglomerated : a mixed coherent mass

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