Conglomerate : Definition

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Definitions of Conglomerate

Pronunciation : Con*glom"er*ate
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. conglomeratus, p.p. of conglomerare to roll together; con- + glomerare to wind into a ball. See Glomerate.]
Definition : 1. Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light. Beams of light when they are multiplied and conglomerate. Bacon. Fluids are separated in the liver and the other conglobate and conglomerate glands. Cheyne.

2. (Bot.)

Defn: Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers. Gray.

3. (Geol.)

Defn: Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Con*glom"er*ate
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation. A conglomerate of marvelous anecdotes, marvelously heaped together. Trench.

2. (Geol.)

Defn: A rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia. A conglomerate, therefore, is simply gravel bound together by a cement. Lyell.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Con*glom"er*ate
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.

t. [imp. & p.p. Conglomerated; p.pr. & vb.n. Conglomerating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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