conglomeration

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conglomeration (countable and uncountable, plural conglomerations)

  1. That which consists of many previously separate parts.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch 1:
      A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the half-dozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.
  2. An instance of conglomerating, a coming together of separate parts.

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