• WordNet 3.6
    • adj conglomerate composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass "the conglomerate peoples of New England"
    • v conglomerate collect or gather "Journals are accumulating in my office","The work keeps piling up"
    • n conglomerate a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    • n conglomerate a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conglomerate (Geol) A rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia. "A conglomerate , therefore, is simply gravel bound together by a cement."
    • Conglomerate (Bot) Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers.
    • Conglomerate (Geol) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.
    • Conglomerate Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light. "Beams of light when they are multiplied and conglomerate .""Fluids are separated in the liver and the other conglobate and conglomerate glands."
    • Conglomerate That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation. "A conglomerate of marvelous anecdotes, marvelously heaped together."
    • v. t Conglomerate To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conglomerate To gather into a ball or round body; collect into a round mass.
    • conglomerate To bring together into a mass or heap; collect and form into a whole, without regard to congruity or homogeneity; form a conglomeration of.
    • conglomerate Gathered into a ball or round body; collected or clustered together.
    • conglomerate In botany, densely clustered.
    • conglomerate In entomology, gathered irregularly in one or more spots, instead of being distributed evenly over the surface: said of hairs, punctures, dots, etc.
    • conglomerate Composed of heterogeneous or incongruous materials; conglomerated.
    • n conglomerate In geology, a rock made up of the rounded and water-worn debris of previously existing rocks, consisting, at least in part, of fragments large enough to be called pebbles. Also called conglomerate rock.
    • n conglomerate Anything composed of heterogeneous or incongruous materials.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Conglomerate kon-glom′ėr-āt gathered into a clew or mass
    • v.t Conglomerate to gather into a ball
    • n Conglomerate a rock composed of pebbles cemented together
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  • Bob Dylan
    “You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past -- whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.”
  • Erma Bombeck
    “You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conglomeratus, p. p. of conglomerare, to roll together; con-, + glomerare, to wind into a ball. See Glomerate


In literature:

Goldfield was a conglomerate city in the hectic stage of its growth.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
A curious conglomeration showed on some shelves at one side.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
It mystified Janice to see how quickly he could find the article wanted in that conglomeration.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
He was grinning and in one hand held a contraption which boasted a conglomeration of lenses, switches, microphones, wires and triggers.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Limestone paste cements together the pebbles of limestone conglomerates.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Out of this vast spiritual conglomerate, Pseudo-Dionysius formed his system.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
In the Louvre, other men of conglomerate costumes as well as he sought the warm rooms.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
It is a conglomeration of corporations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Muds, sands, grits and conglomerates are the predominant types.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Fortunately the audience had but a brief glimpse of them before they were ranked in a conglomerate mass at the back of the stage.
"Confessions of an Opera Singer" by Kathleen Howard
At first you had such a conglomerate method of working that it was necessary.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
The most prominent member of the Cango series is a coarse conglomerate; the other rocks include slates, limestone and porphyroids.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The old house was built of stone, the porous shell-conglomerate of that coast.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The kidneys are conglomerate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Black, vitreous masses of melted conglomerate spread before them.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
On his coming into possession, he thought, 'What a strange conglomeration!
"The Wisdom of Confucius" by Epiphanius Wilson
Dark clouds were rolling into a conglomerated mass.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
About 45 ft. from the top is a conglomerate of flint pebbles, some of large size, cemented by iron oxide.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
The Upper Old Red Sandstone, composed of red sandstone and conglomerates, is only sparingly developed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Since this we have had worse and much of a similar nature, but they have become a conglomeration of events.
"With our Fighting Men" by William E. Sellers

In poetry:

Peace, peace! Wild dreamers, what are ye?
A people now or yet to be?
Or but a rude conglomeration
Of every kindred, tongue, and nation?
"America--"Peace, Peace, O Peace!"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Joe L Allbritton, who became one of Washington's most influential men through a media conglomerate that included newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once included Riggs Bank , died Wednesday.
IAC /Interactive, the Barry Diller controlled Internet conglomerate, on Sunday announced that it has agreed to acquire from the New York Times for $300 million in cash.
Walt Disney Co.'s shares fell 6 percent, making the media conglomerate the biggest loser in the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 after its quarterly revenue missed estimates.
An Indian conglomerate in trouble.
Koch Industries, a giant oil and energy conglomerate, has InsideClimate News, a four-year-old online news startup, in its crosshairs.
Electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp may curtail its expanded production of solar panels and small lithium batteries used in PCs and other devices as part of new round of restructuring, two sources at the company told Reuters.
Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems Inc says it will sell most of its assets to the US arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. For $256.6 million.
Mining company Freeport-McMoRan is buying a pair of oil and gas producers for $9 billion, creating a natural resources conglomerate with assets ranging from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico to mines in Indonesia.
WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell has locked up the role of spokesman king of the advertising/PR conglomerate world, but it appears that Omnicom's John Wren is set to make a grab at the Brit's crown.
News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch 's media conglomerate, which owns Fox Sports, is looking to purchase 49% of the YES Network, The New York Times reported.
Drew & Napier , Stamford on $10.7 Billion Bid for Singapore Conglomerate.
Norwegian consumer goods and industrial conglomerate Orkla ASA (ORK.
How an idiosyncratic Belgian designer with particular notions about the way men and women should dress is quietly beating the big corporate conglomerates at their own game.
The holding company is organized as a financial conglomerate that operates in publishing, gaming, media and communications, and the financial sector.
Nancy is a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the vice president of a family-owned transportation conglomerate.

In science:

As it was shown by Jerjen et al. (1998), a conglomeration of bright galaxies in Sculptor is a loose filament stretched along the line of sight and involved in the general cosmic expansion.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
When many dislocations labeled by α are present, a coarse-graining description of a conglomerate of dislocations is preferred.
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
The observed sample itself is essentially a random conglomerate of observations of clusters, groups and galaxies for which cavities have been detected.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Coniglio, ”Random walk, cluster growth, and the morphology of urban conglomerations”.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
This nominal model considers each STF nanowire as being composed of a string of homogenous ellipsoids; the voids are also treated as conglomerates of ellipsoids.
Thin-Film Metamaterials called Sculptured Thin Films
Their crossover operator is based on so called conglomerates, i.e. set of cycle structures and other activities which cannot move freely inside a schedule, it tries to keep the “good” conglomerates of the parents to their children.
Solving the Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem with Generalized Precedences by Lazy Clause Generation
We would like to know the composition of interstellar dust, how and where it forms, and the extent to which individual grains are either homogeneous or conglomerate.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Lk in Equation (7)—associating any kind of intuition to the conglomerate of gamma-functions presented there can be difficult.
Live and Dead Nodes
This is to say, such a scale does not change drastically when going from two body bound system to few or multi-body conglomeration.
Scales Set by the Cosmological Constant
Star formation is inextricably linked with galaxy formation; whether you choose to define a galaxy as a large conglomeration of stars or an overdensity of baryons inside a collapsed dark matter halo, the galaxies in our universe form great numbers of stars.
Galaxy Formation
When a giant molecular cloud collapses one is left with a conglomeration of bound stars and some residual gas.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
As shown in the previous paper , this matter being self-attractive can form conglomerates of mass M and we can suppose they are filled with negative mass matter with constant density ρ – .
Bigravity : A bimetric model of the Universe. Positive and negative gravitational lensings
Modification of photon trajectories by a conglomerate made of opposite energy particles.
Bigravity : A bimetric model of the Universe. Positive and negative gravitational lensings
Modification of background image of high redshift objects through negative gravitational lensing created by a foreground negative mass conglomerate.
Bigravity : A bimetric model of the Universe. Positive and negative gravitational lensings
Typical conglomerates are e.g. trees or complete bipartite graphs.
House of Graphs: a database of interesting graphs