Variant of conglomerate
Origin: ; from Classical Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare, to roll together ; from com-, together plush glomerare, to gather into a ball ; from glomus, a ball ; from Indo-European an unverified form glem- ; from base an unverified form gel-: see climb
- formed or collected into a rounded or compact mass; clustered
- made up of separate parts or substances collected together into a single mass
- Geol. made up of rock fragments or pebbles cemented together by clay, silica, etc.
- a conglomerate mass; cluster
- ☆ a large corporation formed by the merger or acquisition of a number of companies in unrelated, widely diversified industries
- Geol. a conglomerate rock
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