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
Recent Examples on the Web The second kind of scientist is demonstrated by eccentric tech-wizard Peter Isherwell (Mark Rylance), who embodies a conglomeration of Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 22 Feb. 2022 To fix that latter problem, JHR appears to have put the influx of funds from Hollinger to use, linking up with Carlin Racing’s IndyCar assets in some conglomeration. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Feb. 2022 The crest, which appears on the back of team jackets and the like, is a busy conglomeration of quadrants, historical data, verbiage, stars and concentric circles. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 With breathtaking audacity Yanagihara rewrites America, the Civil War having produced, in this account, not a united country but a conglomeration of territories, including one called the Free States. New York Times, 7 Jan. 2022 The situation was made worse Monday night when the mercury plunged into the teens, solidifying the slushy conglomeration. Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 The pink thing was the crown of an unusual structure cobbled together many years ago by the feminist writer Nancy Friday — a four-apartment conglomeration that measured about 3,000 square feet above the roofline and about 2,000 square feet below. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 11 Nov. 2021 For example, cinnamon is a conglomeration of different types of smells that your brain puts together to recognize as cinnamon. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Sep. 2021 This seems to be the next tumble of the dice in what would eventually be a four-league, 64-team conglomeration. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 23 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of conglomeration

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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