Conglomerate

Definition of Conglomerate

Con`glom´er`ate
a.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.
n.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.
v. t.1.To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.
[imp. & p. p. Conglomerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Conglomerating.]

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