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Definition of "agglomeration" []

  • The act or process of gathering into a mass. (noun)
  • A confused or jumbled mass: "To avoid the problems of large urban agglomerations, the state decentralized the university system” ( Bickley Townsend). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agglomeration" in a sentence
  • "In our last blog we used the term agglomeration and one commenter asked: is that really a word, Gallagher?"
  • "The result of this agglomeration is a reassessment of eighteenth-century connections between practical techniques, philosophical ideas, and the cultures in which they resided."
  • "[98] Time out of mind it has been the habit of writers, both within the order and without, to treat Masonry as though it were a kind of agglomeration of archaic remains and platitudinous moralizings, made up of the heel-taps of Operative legend and the fag-ends of Occult lore."