from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of conglomerating.
- n. The state of being conglomerated.
- n. An accumulation of miscellaneous things.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which consists of many previously separate parts.
- n. An instance of conglomerating, a coming together of separate parts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of gathering into a mass; the state of being thus collected; collection; accumulation.
- n. That which is conglomerated; a mixed mass; a hodgepodge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of gathering into a ball or mass; the state of being thus gathered; collection; accumulation.
- n. That which is conglomerated or collected into a mass; a mixed or incongruous mass of any form; a mixture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
- n. a rounded spherical form
- n. a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
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And, during your own campaign, you admitted, in the context of health-care reform, that the multinational insurance conglomeration is so firmly entrenched that you would be unable to dispense with it.
This artificial conglomeration is gradually unravelling.
Meanwhile some Indian corn has been roasted by a peculiar process, so that the grains have swelled up to the size of thimbles; they are mixed with a lot of silver coins, and the whole conglomeration is then scattered over the child's head, young brothers and sisters making a tremendous rush for the spoils.
Chalicechick, maybe we are talking past each other — but it seems Jack is actually suggesting that UUism be defined as a conglomeration of all other religions.
Why just this kind of conglomeration should achieve such results is interesting.
Many explored the idea of conglomeration; that having a certain company behind you can help your credibility, but it also creates problems if it’s the wrong company, or if said company is concerned almost solely with ratings, as many seemed to be.
Chi-nam-po with its timber stores, or Port Arthur, or even that conglomeration which is called the Russian Empire, which He did not confide to my care; but He will ask me what I have done with that life which He put at my disposal; -- did I use it for the purpose for which it was predestined, and under the conditions for fulfilling which it was intrusted to me?
Realizing that "brontosaurs" never existed (they were a mistaken conglomeration of the parts from two other different types of dinos), all the folks I've known of who claim that dinosaurs perished in the flood also claim that sufficient representative dinos were taken on board the ark, but that they just couldn't thrive in the post-Flood world, and eventually became extinct (or practically so).
When the smoke cleared, rancid bacon grease was added along with three pounds of onions, and the whole conglomeration was fried for two hours.
In the publishing industry, they've started to call it "Super Thursday", as if it was a conglomeration of midwest primaries acting as harbinger for the future of the free world, rather than British folk publishing autobiographies written by – or "written by" – celebrities in a bid to storm the Christmas market.