conglomerate

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Etymology[edit]

Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare (to roll together).

Noun[edit]

conglomerate (plural conglomerates)

  1. A cluster of heterogeneous things.
    • Trench
      A conglomerate of marvellous anecdotes.
  2. (business) A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity.
  3. (geology) A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.
    • Lyell
      A conglomerate, therefore, is simply gravel bound together by a cement.

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Adjective[edit]

conglomerate (comparative more conglomerate, superlative most conglomerate)

  1. Clustered together into a mass.
    • Francis Bacon
      beams of light when they are multiplied and conglomerate
    • Cheyne
      Fluids are separated in the liver and the other conglobate and conglomerate glands.
    conglomerate flowers
  2. (geology) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rock, cemented together.

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Verb[edit]

conglomerate (third-person singular simple present conglomerates, present participle conglomerating, simple past and past participle conglomerated)

  1. To combine together into a larger mass.
  2. (business) To combine together into a larger corporation.

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Verb[edit]

conglomerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of conglomerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of conglomerare
  3. feminine plural of conglomerato