One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mass or collection of things; an assemblage.‘the arts centre is an agglomeration of theatres, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars’
collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump, pile, heap, bunch, stack, bundle, quantity, hoard, store, stockpileView synonyms
- ‘Unfortunately, the Standard Embassy Design is producing buildings that are little more than horizontal blocks or interlocking agglomerations thereof.’
- ‘It's a little crackpot, but the whole thing is so damned good-natured you can't give it much fault for being an agglomeration of genre clichés.’
- ‘A democracy erected on the foundations of social choice theory will see the role of politics as a stage on which different agglomerations of self-interest bargain and reach workable compromises.’
- ‘If you look at the statistics for the most populated agglomerations, which include a central city and neighbouring communities linked to it, then Tokyo in Japan is the world's most populated city with 33.9 million residents.’
- ‘They are the necessary ‘housekeeping’ genes, which regulate and make possible the transactions between our separate cells, and keep us functioning as organisms, rather than cancerous agglomerations.’
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