Conglomeration Con*glom`er*a"tion, n. [L. conglomeratio: cf. F. conglomeration.] 1. The act or process of gathering into a mass; the state of being thus collected; collection; accumulation. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is conglomerated; a mixed mass; a hodgepodge. [1913 Webster]

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