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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