intransitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
Origin of conglomeratefrom Classical Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare, to roll together from com-, together + 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