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Definition of "conglomeration" [con•glom•er•a•tion]

  • The act or process of conglomerating. (noun)
  • The state of being conglomerated. (noun)
  • An accumulation of miscellaneous things. (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 "conglomeration" in a sentence
  • "And, during your own campaign, you admitted, in the context of health-care reform, that the multinational insurance conglomeration is so firmly entrenched that you would be unable to dispense with it."
  • "This artificial conglomeration is gradually unravelling."
  • "Meanwhile some Indian corn has been roasted by a peculiar process, so that the grains have swelled up to the size of thimbles; they are mixed with a lot of silver coins, and the whole conglomeration is then scattered over the child's head, young brothers and sisters making a tremendous rush for the spoils."