con·glom·er·a·tion | \kən-ˌglä-mə-ˈrā-shən, 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 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 There’s something profound about bringing these characters together for a powwow–that space is unique in its ability to gather a conglomeration of identities, cultures and families. Time, "In Conversation With Two Rising Voices in Native American Literature," 22 May 2018 And Gibson's fall is in part a global economics story about branding, innovation, conglomeration, and lifestyle. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Fall of Gibson: Where have all the guitar heroes gone?," 7 May 2018 An open archway leads to this sunny enclave, revealing a conglomeration of objects and art including gold armadillos, a longhorn-skull bowl and various depictions of the Hindu deity Shiva, mirroring Sircar's bicultural upbringing. Arielle Paul,, "My Favorite Room: Tiya Sircar brings Texas and India to her living room," 21 Apr. 2018 The master bedroom features a unique conglomeration of art. Arielle Paul,, "My Favorite Room: In Cortney Novogratz's 'castle,' the design aesthetic is egalitarian," 7 Apr. 2018 Timberlake’s rise comes amid a conglomeration of activity, including the Feb. 2 release of Man of the Woods and his halftime performance at Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "Travis Scott Re-Enters Social 50 Chart After Kylie Jenner Baby News," 16 Feb. 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


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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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