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 Amid this conglomeration of buckles and cinches, straps go over the shoulders, around the waist, and through the legs. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, "Everything an F/A-18 Fighter Pilot Wears in the Cockpit," 18 Apr. 2021 The biggest problem at Monceau was the conglomeration of disjointed features. Washington Post, "An 18th-century Parisian garden of delight can teach us much about what not to do today," 9 Dec. 2020 That same month, Group Nine Media, which itself is a conglomeration of once-independent digital media brands, bought the entertainment site PopSugar. Washington Post, "Ezra Klein leaves Vox, the website he founded, for New York Times, in a digital media A-list exodus," 20 Nov. 2020 Bonaventure in the thirteenth century, known as the Seraphic Doctor, thought that angels are a mixture of air and a conglomeration of elements. Eliot Weinberger, Harper's Magazine, "The Trouble with Angels," 15 Sep. 2020 In its first few decades, the Indy 500 was a special conglomeration of a warm, family-style picnic for Indiana families held during an Olympic-level competition. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "A lasting legacy: Without the Hulman-George family for the first time since 1946, a chapter of the Indy 500 ends," 23 Aug. 2020 The mega-conglomeration of unions represents more than 12 million Americans and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump tries to discredit vote-by-mail process," 26 May 2020 The French company tried unsuccessfully to use Maserati to bolster its prestige (the Citroen SM was the result), but the conglomeration was swallowed by Peugeot in 1975. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1982 Maserati Quattroporte," 21 Apr. 2020 Niehaus said the symphony center project, which is actually a conglomeration of seven overlapping construction projects, is more than halfway done. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus shut down shows. So Milwaukee Symphony, Rep and Florentine put performances online.," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of conglomeration

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conglomeration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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