conglomerate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Noun, adjective:
    • (UK) IPA: /kənˈɡlɒm(ə)rət/
    • (US) IPA: /kənˈɡlɑm(ə)rət/
  • Verb:
    • (UK) IPA: /kənˈɡlɒməreɪt/
    • (US) IPA: /kənˈɡlɑməreɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: con‧glo‧mer‧ate

Noun[change]

Singular
conglomerate

Plural
conglomerates

  1. (business) A conglomerate is a corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are not related to the corporation's primary activity.
  2. (geology) A conglomerate is a rock that consists of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.

Adjective[change]

Positive
conglomerate

Comparative
more conglomerate

Superlative
most conglomerate

  1. If something is conglomerate it is clustered together into a mass.
    conglomerate flowers.
  2. (geology) If something is conglomerate it is composed of fragments of rock, pebbles, or stones cemented together.

Verb[change]

Plain form
conglomerate

Third-person singular
conglomerates

Past tense
conglomerated

Past participle
conglomerated

Present participle
conglomerating

  1. (transitive) If something is conglomerated, it is combined together into a larger mass.
  2. (transitive) (business) If something is conglomerated, it is combined together into a larger corporation.