agglomeration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agglomeration the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
    • n agglomeration a jumbled collection or mass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agglomeration State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.
    • Agglomeration The act or process of collecting in a mass; a heaping together. "An excessive agglomeration of turrets."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agglomeration The act of agglomerating or the state of being agglomerated; the state of gathering or being gathered into a mass.
    • n agglomeration That which is agglomerated; a collection; a heap; any mass, assemblage, or cluster formed by mere juxtaposition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agglomeration a growing or heaping together: a mass: a cluster
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. agglomération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Agglomerāre, -ātumad, to, L. glomus, glomeris, a ball. See Clew, Globe.

Usage

In literature:

London, Paris, Berlin, were shapeless, low agglomerations beside it.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
The confederation of all the American States presents none of the ordinary disadvantages resulting from great agglomerations of men.
"Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alexis de Toqueville
The problem to be solved was to market an agglomerated material so as to avoid the drawbacks of fine ore.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The finer sense detects the differences of them, and begins, first to agglomerate, then to distinguish them.
"Cratylus" by Plato
Society reigns over units, over single figures agglomerated like grains of corn in a heap.
"The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac
Nothing could be more irregular than this total aggregate thus formed; it is not really an entire whole, but an agglomeration.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
See this minute agglomeration of yellowish specks on the stalk of the cress.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 33, November 12, 1870" by Various
Lepidodendron 34.7 55.3 Well agglomerated.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885" by Various
There is a law of crystallization among boys which enables molecules of the same gang to meet in whatever agglomeration they may be thrown.
"The Court of Boyville" by William Allen White
It is rather an agglomeration of pieces, which, on examination, present curiously defined forms.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
The men of the left thought of "the people" as merely the agglomerate of the citizens composing it.
"Readings on Fascism and National Socialism" by Various
Sometimes instead of crystal plates the fall is of minute agglomerate spicules like tiny sea-urchins.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
As always, the agglomeration of mercenary companies was difficult to control.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
Monks Barton stood, a picturesque agglomeration of buildings, beside the river.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
It is the agglomeration of its gods, the republic of them, that really constitutes its Divinity.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
It was an agglomerate, a horde, not an army, and nobody but he could have wielded it.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
What can prevent such an agglomeration from falling to pieces?
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
In "Absalom's Hair" we have no mere agglomeration of half-digested scientific data, but a scientific view of life.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
It has agglomerated our forces in a solid and vigorous union.
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski
When the gold is in a very fine state, too, it helps it to agglomerate.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
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In news:

Moisture-related failures in agglomerated floor tiles.
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.
The bulk bag unloader system, handling highly caustic, severely agglomerated material, operates as a closed process.
There's a term for Todd Clouser's musical agglomeration: superb.
Mexico City is one of the greatest urban agglomerations in the world, a dense and teeming mountain valley with a population of more than 20 million.
Screening problems result from particle-to-particle bonding (agglomeration) and by particles clinging to the screen mesh, both caused by excess static buildup.
The Ke'e Grill in Boca Raton enjoys a prime location at the center of an agglomeration that includes the Polo Club, and the Bocaire, Boca, Addison Reserve and St Andrews country clubs.
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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.
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In science:

With TEMSIS a Transnational Environmental Management Support and Information System was created as part of a transnational cooperation between the communities in the French-German urban agglomeration, Moselle Est and Stadtverband Saarbr¨ucken.
A Flexible Shallow Approach to Text Generation
By visual inspection of an agglomeration of a certain scale, it appears that the velocity to the right of such an agglomeration is less than on the left, such that velocity has negative gradient through the agglomeration, just as in shocks in the adhesion model.
On the dynamics of a self-gravitating medium with random and non-random initial conditions
Since if in the infinite self-gravitating system density can only be less than the average locally if it is higher elsewhere, a thinning out assumes an attractive agglomeration at some other nearby position, which can be seen as the cause of that extra force.
On the dynamics of a self-gravitating medium with random and non-random initial conditions
One prediction with analogy with the adhesion model is that for initial perturbations with strong support at low wave numbers, as our case Brownian motion, we expect to see mass agglomerations of very different sizes, while for white noise initial conditions we expect to find most mass agglomerations of similar size.
On the dynamics of a self-gravitating medium with random and non-random initial conditions
The aggregates (further referred to also as agglomerates or particles) formed in this case are fractal (Kempf et al. 1999; Blum et al. 2000; Krause & Blum 2004; Paszun & Dominik 2006).
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
In order to study the agglomeration mechanisms involved in the growth of planetesimals, we use the SAND code (Soft Aggregate Numerical Dynamics) developed by Dominik & N ¨ubold (2002).
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
Single monomers were shot from one direction at low velocity (hit–and –stick) and grow the dust agglomerate.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
Since a linear chain of monomers is a special case, we will discuss now the more general agglomerates of irregular shape.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
We applied a force on one side of the agglomerate and determined the response time of different particles.
Numerical determination of the material properties of porous dust cakes
Wells described his smoke ring observation in . A smoke gun produced great smoke vortex rings. After that the ring was broken up, he observed an agglomeration of smoke into a blob with elliptical form.
New Revelation of Lightning Ball Observation and Proposal for a Nuclear Reactor Fusion Experiment
We find the following evidence for Dragon-Kings: London in the distribution of city sizes of Great Britain; Moscow and St-Petersburg in the distribution of city sizes in the Russian Federation; and Paris in the distribution of agglomeration sizes in France.
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Section 2 presents the two tests. Section 3 (respectively section 4) applies them to the distributions of cities (respectively agglomerations) in a number of countries.
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
We apply the DK-test and U-test to the distribution of agglomeration sizes of two countries (France and USA).
Robust Statistical Tests of Dragon-Kings beyond Power Law Distributions
Some other studies reveal that a deviation of the power law may be observed if all the urban agglomerations of an urbanized nation is considered [15, 16].
City Size Distributions For India and China
In general, the distribution of urban agglomerations in USA can be well-described by using a Tsallis q -exponential distribution , which is an extension of the standard Zipf-Mandelbrot law proposed in the context of generalized statistical mechanics .
City Size Distributions For India and China
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