Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of gathering into a mass.
  • n. A confused or jumbled mass: "To avoid the problems of large urban agglomerations, the state decentralized the university system” ( Bickley Townsend).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of collecting in a mass; a heaping together.
  • n. State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.
  • n. An extended city area comprising the built-up area of a central city and any suburbs linked by continuous urban area.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of collecting in a mass; a heaping together.
  • n. State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of agglomerating or the state of being agglomerated; the state of gathering or being gathered into a mass.
  • n. That which is agglomerated; a collection; a heap; any mass, assemblage, or cluster formed by mere juxtaposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a jumbled collection or mass
  • n. the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating

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Examples

  • In our last blog we used the term agglomeration and one commenter asked: is that really a word, Gallagher?

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  • The result of this agglomeration is a reassessment of eighteenth-century connections between practical techniques, philosophical ideas, and the cultures in which they resided.

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  • [98] Time out of mind it has been the habit of writers, both within the order and without, to treat Masonry as though it were a kind of agglomeration of archaic remains and platitudinous moralizings, made up of the heel-taps of Operative legend and the fag-ends of Occult lore.

    The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry

  • History, like nature, illustrates for us the application of the law of inertia and agglomeration which is put lightly in the proverb, "Nothing succeeds like success."

    Amiel's Journal

  • Other drying technologies, such as agglomeration, result in granular starch.

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  • This type of beds can usually present problems such as agglomeration of solid particles and points of high temperature.

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  • Surprisingly, the specialty served amid this agglomeration of Old World architecture was Southern fried chicken.

    If These Plates Could Talk

  • In 2008, she says, 3,849 out of 9,000 California schools used ESY, which she regards as part of the "new Food Hysteria" that is promoted by “an agglomeration of foodies and educational reformers who are propelled by a vacuous if well-meaning ideology.”

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  • This agglomeration of old pseudoaristocracies (corporatist heirs to the colonial overlords and Confederate planterocracy), Nietzschean masters and slaves under a facade of Christianity, and miserable hypocrite Ubermenschen termed the GOP simply can not go quietly.

    Matthew Yglesias » The New Filibuster

  • Taubman is almost the "Anti- Simon"--a focused collection of high-quality malls, rather than a huge agglomeration of some of everything.

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