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conglomerate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conglomerate  \Con*glom"er*ate\,  a.  [L.  conglomeratus  p.  p.  of 
  conglomerare  to  roll  together;  con-  +  glomerare  to  wind  into 
  a  ball.  See  {Glomerate}.] 
  1.  Gathered  into  a  ball  or  a  mass;  collected  together; 
  concentrated;  as  conglomerate  rays  of  light. 
 
  Beams  of  light  when  they  are  multiplied  and 
  conglomerate.  --Bacon. 
 
  Fluids  are  separated  in  the  liver  and  the  other 
  conglobate  and  conglomerate  glands.  --Cheyne. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Closely  crowded  together;  densly  clustered;  as 
  conglomerate  flowers.  --Gray. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  Composed  of  stones,  pebbles,  or  fragments  of 
  rocks,  cemented  together. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conglomerate  \Con*glom"er*ate\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  heaped  together  in  a  mass  or  conpacted  from 
  various  sources;  a  mass  formed  of  fragments;  collection; 
  accumulation. 
 
  A  conglomerate  of  marvelous  anecdotes,  marvelously 
  heaped  together.  --Trench. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  A  rock,  composed  or  rounded  fragments  of  stone 
  cemented  together  by  another  mineral  substance,  either 
  calcareous,  siliceous,  or  argillaceous;  pudding  stone;  -- 
  opposed  to  agglomerate.  See  {Breccia}. 
 
  A  conglomerate,  therefore,  is  simply  gravel  bound 
  together  by  a  cement.  --Lyell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conglomerate  \Con*glom"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Conglomerated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Conglomerating}.] 
  To  gather  into  a  ball  or  round  body;  to  collect  into  a  mass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conglomerate 
  adj  :  composed  of  heterogeneous  elements  gathered  into  a  mass; 
  "the  conglomerate  peoples  of  New  England" 
  n  1:  a  composite  rock  made  up  of  particles  of  varying  size  [syn: 
  {pudding  stone}] 
  2:  a  group  of  companies  run  as  a  single  organization  [syn:  {empire}] 
  v  :  collect  or  gather;  "Journals  are  accumulating  in  my  office" 
  [syn:  {accumulate},  {cumulate},  {pile  up},  {gather},  {amass}] 




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