Breccia vs Conglomerate what difference

what is difference between Breccia and Conglomerate

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian breccia, from French brèche, from Frankish *breka.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹɛtʃ(ɪ)ə/

Noun

breccia (usually uncountable, plural breccias)

  1. (petrology) A rock composed of angular fragments in a matrix that may be of a similar or a different material.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 24:
      Courses of angular boulders line the rim of the volcano, the remains of its last explosive phase, resulting in a volcanic breccia.

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References

  • VolcanoWorld
  • About.com

Anagrams

  • acerbic

Italian

Etymology

From French brèche.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbret.t͡ʃa/
  • Rhymes: -ettʃa

Noun

breccia f (plural brecce)

  1. breach, break, gap
  2. breakthrough
  3. road metal (crushed stone)
  4. (geology) breccia

Descendants

  • English: breccia


English

Etymology

From Latin conglomerātus, past participle of conglomerāre (to pile into a heap, to roll together), from con- (prefix indicating a being or bringing together of several objects) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (beside, by, near, with)) + glomerāre (from glomerō (to pile into a heap, to make into a ball, glomerate), from glomus (ball of thread; ball-shaped mass), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (to form into a ball; ball)).

Pronunciation

  • Noun, adjective:
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈɡlɒm(ə)ɹət/
    • (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈɡlɑm(ə)ɹət/
  • Verb:
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈɡlɒməɹeɪt/
    • (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈɡlɑməɹeɪt/
  • Hyphenation: con‧glo‧mer‧ate

Noun

conglomerate (plural conglomerates)

  1. A cluster of heterogeneous things.
  2. (business) A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation’s primary activity.
  3. (geology) A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.

Translations

See also

  • aggregate
  • composite

Adjective

conglomerate (comparative more conglomerate, superlative most conglomerate)

  1. Clustered together into a mass.
  2. (geology) Composed of fragments of rock, pebbles, or stones cemented together.

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Verb

conglomerate (third-person singular simple present conglomerates, present participle conglomerating, simple past and past participle conglomerated)

  1. (transitive) To combine together into a larger mass.
  2. (transitive, business) To combine together into a larger corporation.

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References

Further reading

  • conglomerate (company) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • conglomerate (geology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • conglomerate (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Italian

Verb

conglomerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of conglomerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of conglomerare
  3. feminine plural of conglomerato

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