Meaning of CONGLOMERATE in English

[] adj [L conglomeratus, pp. of conglomerare to roll together, fr. com- + glomerare to wind into a ball, fr. glomer-, glomus ball--more at clam] (1572): made up of parts from various sources or of various kinds

[2] vb -at.ed ; vi (1642): to gather into a mass or coherent whole "numbers of dull people conglomerated round her --Virginia Woolf" ~ vt: accumulate -- adj -- n [3] n (1818) 1: a composite mass or mixture; esp: rock composed of rounded fragments varying from small pebbles to large boulders in a cement (as of hardened clay)

2: a widely diversified corporation -- adj

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