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Definition of Conglomerate
ConglomerateConglomerate Con*glom"er*ate, a. [L. conglomeratus, p. p. of
conglomerare to roll together; con- + glomerare to wind into
a ball. See Glomerate.]
1. Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together;
concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light.
Beams of light when they are multiplied and
Fluids are separated in the liver and the other
conglobate and conglomerate glands. --Cheyne.
2. (Bot.) Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as,
conglomerate flowers. --Gray.
3. (Geol.) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of
rocks, cemented together. ConglomerateConglomerate Con*glom"er*ate, n.
1. That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from
various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection;
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. ConglomerateConglomerate 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.
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