A Word A Day : Agglomeration

Sunday, 2nd December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : a-glom'e-ra'shen

1. The act or process of gathering into a mass

2. A confused or jumbled mass

3. Accumulation into a single entity, such as a holding company, of several diverse and unrelated activities

4. A grouping of a number of similar things


Bank, Cumulus, Drift, Heap, Hill, Mass, Mess, Mound, Mountain, Pile, Shock, Stack, Tumble

Contextual Examples:

• To avoid the problems of large urban agglomerations, the state decentralized the university system.

• The ether, my friend, is an agglomeration of imponderable atoms, which, relatively to their dimensions, are as far removed from each other as the celestial bodies are in space.

Related Words:

1. Agglomerate : Verb

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