• WordNet 3.6
    • n conglomeration an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
    • n conglomeration a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
    • n conglomeration a rounded spherical form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conglomeration That which is conglomerated; a mixed mass; a hodgepodge.
    • Conglomeration The act or process of gathering into a mass; the state of being thus collected; collection; accumulation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conglomeration The act of gathering into a ball or mass; the state of being thus gathered; collection; accumulation.
    • n conglomeration That which is conglomerated or collected into a mass; a mixed or incongruous mass of any form; a mixture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conglomeration state of being conglomerated: a collection of things
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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. conglomeratio,: cf. F. conglomeration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conglomerāre, -ātumcon, together, and glomus, glomeris, a clew, akin to globus.


In literature:

It is no conglomeration of parts, but an organic whole.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
An ordinary cellar, with furnace, coal bin, and a conglomeration of dust-covered trunks and discarded furniture, was revealed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The garden is found, on examination, to consist of an immense conglomeration of small round particles of not more than .5 mm.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
In the north of England this is represented by a single stratum of conglomerate.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
The roofs of this old quarter presented a curious conglomeration of the architectural monstrosities of seven centuries.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
There is, too, on the sidewalks of Winnipeg the conglomeration of races that go to feed the West.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
I meant to say that I didn't know we had any quartz conglomerate hereabouts.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Character is not a conglomeration of details.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
Civilization has been threatened in the past by such monstrous conglomerates of heterogeneous nations.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
It is a mammoth conglomerate of such an interestingly curious compound and of such flinty hardness.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
These stragglers wore a conglomeration of every trashy type to be found in the Yankee army.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
The cathedral at Essen is a conglomerate group of buildings of many epochs.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
And on the amazed ad-manager's desk he placed two conglomerate piles of advertising matter.
"From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921" by H. C. Forster
At the base there is frequently a conglomerate or tuff of porphyritic rocks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
They consist chiefly of sandstone and conglomerate, but include workable seams of coal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
So why is a guy who runs a huge conglomerate suddenly afraid of one tiny question?
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
A conglomerate, therefore, is simply gravel bound together by a cement.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Buddhist caves are to be found excavated in the conglomerate cliffs near Gondakeha, at a place called Gondrani, or Shahr-i-Rogan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
But he had his own, if the place was a conglomeration of everything.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

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:

(AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of most of the assets of failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc to the US arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. For nearly $257 million.
Dutch conglomerate Pon, which recently bought Derby Cycle, has agreed to 'a financing arrangement ' with Cervélo and has retained an exclusive option to purchase the Canadian company.
BERLIN—German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG's light bulb unit, Osram, says it is cutting 4,700 additional jobs in its drive to save costs and phase out older technologies.
Carolina Nurseries now belongs to a North Charleston industrial conglomerate that has no interest in maintaining it as a plant farm.
Even the Comcast name was on the table over the last year as the company considered a rebranding plan to communicate that it was now both a cable-TV provider and a media conglomerate through its NBC Universal subsidiary.
Media conglomerate News Corp .
Shares of industrial-conglomerate can advance as executives fix a troubled acquisition and buy back shares.
Japanese conglomerate, Hitachi, may be in talks with Toshiba and Fujitsu on forming a new company dedicated to hard drives and storage systems.
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 a huge copper mine in Indonesia.
"We have to better understand how the FDIC 's practices allowed an out-of-state conglomerate like Rialto to profit at the expense of hardworking folks in communities like Clark County," Herrera Beutler said in a statement released Monday.
Hispanic ad agencies increasingly make tempting takeover targets for international conglomerates.
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 a huge copper mine in Indonesia.
A coalition of southeast New Mexico government agencies plans to partner with French nuclear conglomerate Areva to try to bring high-level nuclear waste to a storage site between Carlsbad and Hobbs.
SKorea president hopeful softens on conglomerates.
The Quaker Oats Company is an American food conglomerate based in Chicago.

In science:

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
The SME conglomerates all possible Lorentz-Violating terms and incorporates them in a framework, which is an extension of the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Rotating Resonator-Oscillator Experiments to Test Lorentz Invariance in Electrodynamics
Consider now the following chain of matter conglomeration of astrophysical ob jects: the smallest are star clusters (globular and open) with stars as members (M = M⊙ ) and a mass of 106M⊙ .
Scales Set by the Cosmological Constant
Assuming that any two members of the astrophysical conglomeration are in an attractive gravitational interaction, this would hold also for members at the edge of such a 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
Adding all conglomerates would increase the number of graphs dramatically and would lead to lists that are much larger than desired.
House of Graphs: a database of interesting graphs