Conglomerate meaning

kən-glŏm'ə-rāt'
A conglomerate is defined as something consisting of many similar elements.

An example of conglomerate is a large corporation which was formed after the merger of many smaller corporations.

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The definition of conglomerate is one item consisting of many parts.

An example of conglomerate is a rock with many different minerals contained in its structure.

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To form or gather into a mass or whole.
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To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
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To cause to form into a mass or whole.
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A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
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A collected heterogeneous mass; a cluster.

A conglomerate of color, passion, and artistry.

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A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
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Gathered into a mass; clustered.
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Made up of loosely cemented heterogeneous material.
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To form or collect into a rounded or compact mass.
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Formed or collected into a rounded or compact mass; clustered.
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Made up of separate parts or substances collected together into a single mass.
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Made up of rock fragments or pebbles cemented together by clay, silica, etc.
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A conglomerate mass; cluster.
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A large corporation formed by the merger or acquisition of a number of companies in unrelated, widely diversified industries.
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A conglomerate rock.
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A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of round rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. The fragments (known as clasts) have a diameter of at least 2 mm (0.08 inches), vary in composition and origin, and may include pebbles, cobbles, boulders, or fossilized seashells. Conglomerates often form through the transportation and deposition of sediments by streams, alluvial fans, and glaciers.
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A corporate entity that owns or otherwise controls a group of other corporations that engage in unrelated businesses or industries.
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A cluster of heterogeneous things.
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(business) A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity.
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(geology) A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.
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Clustered together into a mass.

Conglomerate flowers.

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(geology) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rock, cemented together.
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To combine together into a larger mass.
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(business) To combine together into a larger corporation.
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Origin of conglomerate

  • Latin conglomerāre conglomerāt- com- com- glomerāre to wind into a ball (from glomus glomer- ball)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare (“to roll together”).
    From Wiktionary