con·glom·er·ate /kənˈglɑm(ə)rət/ 形容詞
Con·glom·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conglomerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Conglomerating.] To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.
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. Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers.
3. Geol. Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.
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. 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.
adj : composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass;
"the conglomerate peoples of New England"
n 1: a composite rock made up of particles of varying size [syn:
2: a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run
as a single organization [syn: empire]
v : collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office";
"The work keeps piling up" [syn: accumulate, cumulate,
pile up, gather, amass]