• 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
Our contemporary agglomeration (if Mr Goddard is right) of ten and twelve years old intelligences had practically passed it over.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Yet in spite of this strange agglomeration she is intensely Yankee in her go-ahead-ativeness, with Anglo-Saxon alertness intensified.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Other conversations that I had were an agglomeration, so that I cannot remember where and with whom they were held.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
We now know that the Milky Way, like many of the nebulae, is an immense agglomeration of suns.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
A herding region; any part of the earth where ignorance and stupidity integrate, agglomerate and breed.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
The fact that every human agglomeration, and the peculiar culture resulting from it, is doomed to perish, was not known to the ancients.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
But what was the relative distribution of these agglomerate races at a certain precise date is now a question very hard to settle definitely.
"An Introduction to the History of Japan" by Katsuro Hara
It is a scattered community, consisting of an agglomeration of seventy-three different hamlets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
The coarse character of some of the lower agglomerate beds is well seen in the gorge at Rumbling Bridge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
But at this point a layer of agglomerations was reached, which let a great deal of water escape.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

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
Related to the agglomeration process much has been writing and in varied points of view, that is, in some cases on their causes and others about the process itself (1-2)(Martinho, 2003 and 2011).
Agglomeration and Interregional Mobility of Labor in Portugal
It is this region from the outset as a potential place of agglomeration, given its characteristics, namely, the fact that the highest salaries, to be regions where there are more employees in manufacturing and the region to be associated with higher flows of goods.
Agglomeration and Interregional Mobility of Labor in Portugal
W ith this work we try to analyse the agglomeration process in the Portuguese regions, using the New Economic Geography models. In these models the base idea is that where has increasing returns to scale in the manufactured industry and low transport costs, there is agglomeration.
The Importance of Increasing Returns to Scale in the Process of Agglomeration in Portugal: A Non-linear Empirical Analysis
This is because, according to the New Economic Geography, in a situation with low transport costs and increasing returns to scale, productive linkages can create a circular logic of agglomeration, with links "backward" and "forward".
The Importance of Increasing Returns to Scale in the Process of Agglomeration in Portugal: A Non-linear Empirical Analysis
In the union of overdense regions M (dashed line; red) this function decreases because mass agglomerations tend to form stationary regions that decouple from the global expansion.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
Thus, with the external H- field exceeding a critical value, the original magnetic nanoparticles started to agglomerate into magnetic columns and, with its further increase, formed several levels of ordered structures (Yang et al 2003).
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Now, agglomeration of H-field aligned nano-particles-- dispersed in a fluid-- leads naturally to a bottom-up assembly compliant to top-down control (see Chantrell 1982; Rosensweig 1985), wherein the spread of the aggregate is defined by the field’s zone of influence (~ inverse square law).
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Agglomeration formation in magnetic fluid. J.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
When a particle arrives on the existing agglomeration of deposited balls, it may stick to the first particle it contacts, which may result in lateral growth and ‘overhangs’ (the ballistic deposition (BD) model).
Mathematics of random growing interfaces
The ‘active zone’ or the ‘interface’ of the resulting agglomeration formed through either the BD or SR process is defined as follows. A particle is termed ‘exposed’ if there is a positive chance that a subsequent incoming particle could strike it directly.
Mathematics of random growing interfaces