agglutination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agglutination the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
    • n agglutination a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
    • n agglutination the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agglutination (Physiol) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See Agglutinative, 2.
    • Agglutination The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agglutination The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts; that which is united; a mass or group cemented together.
    • n agglutination In philology, the condition of being agglutinate; the process or result of agglutinate combination. See agglutinate, a.
    • n agglutination In Wundt's psychology, the simplest type of apperceptive connection of ideas: a connection in which one is still clearly conscious of the constituent ideas, while the total idea aroused by their conjunction is nevertheless unitary: for example, watch-tower, steamboat.
    • n agglutination In bacteriology, the clumping or coalescence of red blood-corpuscles or bacteria brought about by the action of special agglutinating substances (agglutinins).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Agglutination the act of uniting, as by glue: adhesion of parts
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. agglutination,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. agglutināread, to, gluten, glue. See Glue.

Usage

In literature:

Inflections in general have a half-agglutinative character, the meaning and origin of the affixes and suffixes being palpable.
"History of Phoenicia" by George Rawlinson
Cheeks and foreheads are coated with a rusty paste which agglutinates and cracks.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
AGGLUTINATE LANGUAGES, languages composed of parts which are words glued together, so to speak, as cowherd.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
These refer them to the class of agglutinate tongues, i.e.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Is the formative slant clearly towards the agglutinative method?
"Language" by Edward Sapir
This serves to agglutinate it into the form of concretions, constituting the tapioca of commerce.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
One or two instances may suffice to show the agglutinate character of the language.
"The First Landing on Wrangel Island" by Irving C. Rosse
They are agglutinative, and are divided into two branches.
"Russia" by Various
The red globules which desiccation had agglutinated, had become motionless like ships stranded in shoal water.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
All that is only sensation, if you will; but merely as the agglutinated molecules of cement and of stone are a palace.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
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In news:

Detection of bacterial antigens in body fluids with the Wellcogen Haemophilns influenzae b, Streptococcus penumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis (ACYW135) latex agglutination tests.
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In science:

This language is a Tibeto-Burman language and the distinction from other language Indian is its highly agglutinative nature.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Section 2 describes about the agglutinative nature of Manipuri which leads us to the idea of stemming. Section 3 gives the idea of Manipuri Reduplicated MWEs, stemming of Manipuri words so that it can be used as a feature is describe in Section 4.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
Number of acceptable standard prefixes as feature: Same is the case for the prefixes thus it also plays an important role too for Manipuri since it is a highly agglutinative language. For every word the number of prefixes are identified during stemming and the number of prefixes is used as a feature.
Reduplicated MWE (RMWE) helps in improving the CRF based Manipuri POS Tagger
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