Conglomerate vs Agglomerate what difference

what is difference between Conglomerate and Agglomerate

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.

Translations

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.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

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


English

Alternative forms

  • aglomerate

Etymology

From Latin agglomerare (to wind into a ball), from ad (to) + glomerare (to wind into a ball), from glomus (a ball), akin to globus (a ball).

Pronunciation

  • Adjective, noun:
    • AHD: əglŏ’mərət
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈɡlɒm(ə)ɹət/
    • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈɡlɑm(ə)ɹət/
  • Verb:
    • AHD: əglŏ’mərāt
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈɡlɒm(ə)ˌɹeɪt/
    • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈɡlɑ.mɚˌeɪt/

Adjective

agglomerate (comparative more agglomerate, superlative most agglomerate)

  1. collected into a ball, heap, or mass

Synonyms

  • agglomerated

Noun

agglomerate (plural agglomerates)

  1. A collection or mass.
  2. (geology) A mass of angular volcanic fragments united by heat; distinguished from conglomerate.
  3. (meteorology) An ice cover of floe formed by the freezing together of various forms of ice.

Synonyms

  • (collection or mass): agglomeration, collection, mass

Verb

agglomerate (third-person singular simple present agglomerates, present participle agglomerating, simple past and past participle agglomerated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or anything like a mass.

Synonyms

  • (collect into a ball): ball, ball up, bundle up, clew, conglobate, conglobe, globe, orb, wind
  • (gather into a mass): amass, gather, gather up, merge, pile up; see also Thesaurus:pile up or Thesaurus:coalesce

Further reading

  • agglomerate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • agglomerate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • agglomerate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Italian

Verb

agglomerate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of agglomerare
  2. second-person plural imperative of agglomerare
  3. feminine plural of agglomerato

Latin

Verb

agglomerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of agglomerō

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