Definition of agglomerate in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈɡläməˌrāt/
Collect or form into a mass or group: [with object]: companies agglomerate multiple sites such as chains of stores [no object]: these small particles soon agglomerate together
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  • Otherwise, it is difficult to ensure consistency in checking for data availability or agglomerating multiple occurrences of the same event when the handler is executed.
  • The two patent claims refer to the action of the cyclone as providing ‘means for progressively agglomerating particles in the whirling stream leaving the tuyere’.
  • Under Jiang Zemin, the leadership announced it would follow the chaebol and kereitsu models of Korea and Japan where protected industries agglomerated into massive enterprises.


Pronunciation: /əˈɡlämərət/
1A mass or collection of things: a multimedia agglomerate
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  • These form all kinds of agglomerates and aggregates, including fibrils, in a precise morphological hierarchy.
  • As an alternative, he developed a process using high-pressure homogenization, which breaks down the starch-protein agglomerates and separates them without changing their nutritional properties.
  • Based on scanning electron microscope images of the failed nanotube films, we attribute the ultimate failure to agglomerates in the film (point defects that act as stress concentrators).
1.1 Geology A volcanic rock consisting of large fragments bonded together.
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  • Rocky material formed by the accumulation of large ejecta is classified as agglomerate.
  • Quartz stretching lineations in the shear zones are down-dip and rotated clasts in the agglomerates suggest top-to-the-NE shearing or thrusting of the volcanic series over the Delb Khairkhan melange.
  • The volcanic strata consist of sheet-like flows of andesite, dacite, basalts, and trachybasalts that are interbedded with agglomerates and tuffs.


Pronunciation: /əˈɡlämərət/
Collected or formed into a mass.
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  • A short agglomerate cork suggests that the bottler had little regard for the ageing ability of this wine, while a particularly long cork is indicative at least of ambition or optimism.
  • The agglomerate formulation of MF successfully deagglomerates into particles of respirable size during patient inhalation.
  • This invention provides an abrasive article comprising abrasive agglomerate particles and a bond system.



Pronunciation: /əˈɡläməˌrādiv/
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  • Scott concluded his 1996 study by presenting his vision of a twenty-first-century production complex in which agglomerative forces accelerate through time as actors seek to increase the total stock of agglomeration economies.
  • The agglomerative, or grouping, schedule provided by Ward's method indicated a notable flattening of the curve of squared Euclidean distances after the five-cluster solution.
  • Its mode is agglomerative - discrete pieces of information are gleaned and corroborated through firsthand experience.


Late 17th century: from Latin agglomerat- 'added to', from the verb agglomerare, from ad- 'to' + glomerare (from glomus 'ball').

  • Latin glomus ‘ball’ is at the core of agglomerate which comes from the Latin verb agglomerare ‘add to’.

Words that rhyme with agglomerate


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Syllabification: ag·glom·er·ate

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