• WordNet 3.6
    • adj agglomerate clustered together but not coherent "an agglomerated flower head"
    • v agglomerate form into one cluster
    • n agglomerate a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    • n agglomerate volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agglomerate A collection or mass.
    • Agglomerate (Geol) A mass of angular volcanic fragments united by heat; -- distinguished from conglomerate.
    • Agglomerate Collected into a ball, heap, or mass.
    • Agglomerate (Bot) Collected into a rounded head of flowers.
    • v. i Agglomerate To collect in a mass.
    • v. t Agglomerate To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or anything like a mass. "Where he builds the agglomerated pile."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • agglomerate To collect or gather into a mass.
    • agglomerate To gather, grow, or collect into a ball or mass: as, “hard, agglomerating salts,”
    • agglomerate Gathered into a ball or mass; piled together; specifically, in botany, crowded into a dense cluster, but not cohering.
    • n agglomerate A fortuitous mass or assemblage of things; an agglomeration.
    • n agglomerate In geology, an accumulation of materials made up chiefly of large blocks “huddled together in a pell-mell way, without regard to size, shape, or weight.” The term is used almost exclusively with reference to volcanic ejections, and is rarely, if ever, employed by American authors. See breccia and conglomerate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Agglomerate ag-glom′ėr-āt to make into a ball: to collect into a mass
    • v.i Agglomerate to grow into a mass
    • adjs Agglomerate collected into a heap or mass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. agglomeratus, p. p. of agglomerare,; ad, + glomerare, to form into a ball. See Glomerate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Agglomerāre, -ātumad, to, L. glomus, glomeris, a ball. See Clew, Globe.


In literature:

Nothing feminine and earnest could resist that glutinous agglomeration of charms.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
So, as they are, the State papers are a curious agglomeration of good patriotism and confusion.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
They are found in honey-combed patches; which are agglomerations of mucous glands.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The fact of agglomeration explains the greater frequency of homicide in France in thickly populated districts.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
The nineteenth century orchestra is a fearfully and wonderfully constructed agglomeration of ancient and modern instruments.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
This agglomeration of territories had for a long time had no legitimate master.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
The immense agglomeration had vitiated the atmosphere of the valley.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Such an agglomeration, even if severely left alone, and only shut off from the rest of the world, falls by itself.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Tolon-Noor is not a walled city, but a vast agglomeration of hideous houses, which seem to have been thrown together with a pitchfork.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The place is, in fact, an agglomeration of houses, and some of the older chambers are crumbling and roofless.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson

In news:

Moisture-related failures in agglomerated floor tiles.
Three-Part Online Agglomeration Training Series Announced.
Also, the new entity features porosity—void spaces between the agglomerate -forming particles.
If solids are in the micron, submicron, or nano range (starting at approximately 10 µm), adhesion occurs naturally even when the agglomerate -forming particles are dry.
The bulk bag unloader system, handling highly caustic , severely agglomerated material, operates as a closed process.
Diameter Model CIM-18-SS centrifugal impact mill provides coarse to fine (400 mesh) grinding of friable materials into controlled particle sizes, as well as de-agglomerating and conditioning of dry solids.
The classifiers disperse material close to its wheel to prevent re-agglomeration, while the spiral design housing guides coarse fraction to its own outlet.
0The LumpMaster quickly reduces lumps and agglomerations, producing a small, more uniform product for further material handling applications.
0The LumpMaster reduces lumps and agglomerations, producing a small, more uniform product for further material handling applications.
The combination of tortilla, rice, and spud represents an unprecedented triple- starch agglomeration destined to take its place alongside French-fry po'boys and potato pierogis in the Annals of Gastronomy.
The most important resource we have in the vast majority of the country is the other people who live here, so we benefit from urban agglomeration.
The new, ultra-compact DELUMPER® 1065N is a crusher specially designed to handle compressed products, silver and other agglomerates, minerals, plastics and more.
Genoa is not so much a city as an agglomeration.
The Delumper Crusher 1077L is a precision-designed unit that reduces lumps and agglomerates to desired output with a positive once-through chopping action.
The dryer can be used for drying, mixing , spraying, agglomerating, and cooling in the same unit without additional equipment or costs.

In science:

To apply the U-test, we inserted the value b = 2.816 into F(x) = 1 – exp(-b·(x-h)) and calculated the p-values by equation (10). The result in Fig.20 shows that the qualification of the three largest agglomerations as DK among the 14 largest ones is marginally significant.
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Figure 20: p-value of the U-test as a function of the maximum rank r for candidates DK among the 14 largest observations above the lower threshold h=4050000 for US agglomerations (2009).
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Figure 21: p-value of the DK-test as a function of the number n1 of ranks used in the testing, for r=3, h=4050000 (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as DK candidates for the distribution of US agglomerations, 2009).
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Table 3 provide the main summary statistics and synopsis of the results obtained with the U-test and DK-test applied to the distribution of agglomerations in 6 different countries.
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Keywords: agglomeration; Portuguese regions; labor; interregional mobility.
Agglomeration and Interregional Mobility of Labor in Portugal