Definition of agglomeration in English:

agglomeration

Line breaks: ag¦glom¦er|ation
Pronunciation: /əglɒməˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A mass or collection of things; an assemblage: the arts centre is an agglomeration of theatres, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars
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    • They are the necessary ‘housekeeping’ genes, which regulate and make possible the transactions between our separate cells, and keep us functioning as organisms, rather than cancerous agglomerations.
    • If you look at the statistics for the most populated agglomerations, which include a central city and neighbouring communities linked to it, then Tokyo in Japan is the world's most populated city with 33.9 million residents.
    • A democracy erected on the foundations of social choice theory will see the role of politics as a stage on which different agglomerations of self-interest bargain and reach workable compromises.
    Synonyms
    collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump, pile, heap, bunch, stack, bundle, quantity, hoard, store, stockpile; accumulation, aggregate, build-up; miscellany, jumble, hotchpotch
    informal mixed bag

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