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conglomerate Explained

conglomerate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[kəng'lɔmərət]

conglomerate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1572, from L. conglomeratus, pp. of conglomerare "to roll together," from com- "together" + glomerare "to gather into a ball," from glomus (gen. glomeris) "a ball." Noun meaning "large business group" is from 1967. ///

conglomerate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of conglomerare 'to roll together', from com- ( COM-) + glomus 'ball']//
1 [C] a large business organization consisting of several different companies that have joined together: --an international conglomerate// industrial/financial/media etc conglomerate //
2 [U and C] technical a rock consisting of different sizes of stones held together by clay:
3 [C] formal a group of things gathered together:

conglomerate at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In petrology, lithified sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments larger than 0.08 in. (2 mm) in diameter. It is commonly contrasted with breccia. Conglomerates are usually subdivided according to the average size of their constituent materials into pebble (fine), cobble (medium), and boulder (coarse).

In business, a widely diversified company, especially a corporation that acquires other firms whose activities are unrelated to its primary activity. Conglomerate mergers are undertaken for many reasons, incl. the prospect of making additional use of existing facilities, improving the corporation's overall marketing position, decreasing the risk of relying on a single type of product, and effecting corporate reorganization. The practice was widespread in the 1960s and 1980s, but in the 1990s many conglomerates began to sell off unwanted subsidiaries.

In petrology, lithified sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments larger than 0.08 in. (2 mm) in diameter. It is commonly contrasted with breccia. Conglomerates are usually subdivided according to the average size of their constituent materials into pebble (fine), cobble (medium), and boulder (coarse).

In business, a widely diversified company, especially a corporation that acquires other firms whose activities are unrelated to its primary activity. Conglomerate mergers are undertaken for many reasons, incl. the prospect of making additional use of existing facilities, improving the corporation's overall marketing position, decreasing the risk of relying on a single type of product, and effecting corporate reorganization. The practice was widespread in the 1960s and 1980s, but in the 1990s many conglomerates began to sell off unwanted subsidiaries.

conglomerate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

295 Moby Thesaurus words for "conglomerate":
Aktiengesellschaft, aa, abyssal rock, accumulate, accumulated,
accumulation, acervation, adhere, admix, agglomerate,
agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, aggroup, aktiebolag, alloy,
amalgamate, amalgamated, amass, amassed, amassment, ambiguous,
ambivalent, amphibious, assemble, assembled, assorted, assortment,
basalt, batch, bedrock, bemingle, blend, blended, block,
block lava, body, body corporate, brash, breccia, bring together,
bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, bunched, bundled, business,
business establishment, cake, cartel, chain, chamber of commerce,
chunk, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, clump,
clumped, cluster, clustered, coagulate, coalesce, cohere, collect,
collectanea, collected, colligate, collocate, combine, combined,
commercial enterprise, commingle, commix, compagnie, company,
compare, compile, complex, compose, composite, compound,
compounded, concern, concoct, concrete, concretion, congeal,
congeries, conglobation, conglomerate corporation, conglomeration,
congregate, congregated, consolidating company, consortium,
copartnership, corporate body, corporation, corral, crag, cumulate,
cumulation, dappled, dig up, diversified corporation,
draw together, dredge up, drive together, druid stone, eclectic,
embrace, emulsify, enterprise, equivocal, fascicled, fasciculated,
festooned pahoehoe, fifty-fifty, firm, freeze to, fuse, gather,
gather in, gather together, gathered, gathering, get in,
get together, glomerate, glomeration, gneiss, gob, granite, grasp,
group, grow together, half-and-half, hang on, hang together, hash,
heaped, heterogeneous, hodgepodge, hold, hold on, hold together,
holding company, homogenize, house, hug, hunk, igneous rock,
immingle, immix, in session, indiscriminate, industry, integrate,
interblend, interlace, interlard, intermingle, intermix,
intertwine, interweave, intricate, ironic, join, joined, joint,
joint-stock association, joint-stock company, jumble, jumbled,
juxtapose, knead, knot, knotted, lava, leagued, limestone,
living rock, lump, lump together, lumped, magma, make up,
mantlerock, many-sided, mass, massed, match, medley, meeting,
merge, metamorphic rock, mingle, mingle-mangle, mingled,
miscellanea, miscellaneous, miscellany, mix, mix up, mixed,
mixture, mobilize, monolith, motley, multifaceted, multifarious,
multinational, multiracial, muster, node, oddments, odds and ends,
omnium-gatherum, operating company, packaged, pahoehoe, pair,
partner, partnership, patchy, persist, piled, pillow lava,
plunderbund, pluralistic, pool, porphyry, promiscuous,
public utility, pudding stone, put together, raise, rake up, rally,
regolith, rock, ropy lava, round up, rubble, rubblestone,
sandstone, sarsen, schist, scoria, scramble, scrambled,
scrape together, scree, sedimentary rock, set, shelly pahoehoe,
shuffle, snowball, solid, solid body, solidify, stacked, stay,
stay put, stick, stick together, stir up, stock company, stockpile,
stone, sundries, syncretic, syncretize, syndicate, take hold of,
take up, talus, throw together, thrown together, toss together,
trade association, trust, tufa, tuff, utility, varied, variety,
wad, whip in, work, wrapped up

conglomerate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C] (business) a large company formed by joining together different firms:
a media conglomerate
2 [sing.] (written) a number of things or parts that are put together to form a whole
3 [U] (geology) a type of rock made of small stones held together by dried clay

Conglomerate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conglomerate \Con*glom"er*ate\, a. [L. conglomeratus, p. p. of
conglomerare to roll together; con- + glomerare to wind into
a ball. See {Glomerate}.]
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. --Gray.

3. (Geol.) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of
rocks, cemented together.

Conglomerate \Con*glom"er*ate\, 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.

Conglomerate \Con*glom"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Conglomerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conglomerating}.]
To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.

conglomerate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

conglomerate
adj : composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass;
"the conglomerate peoples of New England"
n 1: a composite rock made up of particles of varying size [syn:
{pudding stone}]
2: a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run
as a single organization [syn: {empire}]
v : collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office";
"The work keeps piling up" [syn: {accumulate}, {cumulate},
{pile up}, {gather}, {amass}]

conglomerate at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A cluster of heterogeneous things.
    1. Inter: busines » s A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity.
    2. Inter: geolog » y A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.

      See also

      * Inter: pedialite » Conglomerate (company)

  • Inter: pedialite » Conglomerate (geology)

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » cluster of heterogeneous things
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конгломерат|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|合併|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|合并|tr=hébìng|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|conglomeraat|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kasauma
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konglomerat|n
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|konglomerátum
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конгломерат|m|tr=konglomerát|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|企業集團|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|企业集团|tr=qǐyè jítuán|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|集團公司|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|集团公司|tr=jítuán gōngsī|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: konglomeraatti, monialayhtiö, monialayritys


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Multikonzern {{m}}, Mischkonzern {{m}}, Konglomerat {{n}}
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|konglomerátum
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|samsteypa|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конгломерат|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|礫岩|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|砾岩|tr=lìyán|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|konglomeraatti


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konglomerat|n
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|konglomerátum
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|völuberg|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Clustered together into a mass.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » clustered
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|samsettur|m, Inter: t- » is|sundurleitur|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » conglomerat|ing
  • To combine together into a larger mass.
    1. Inter: busines » s To combine together into a larger corporation.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » combine together

  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|safna saman, Inter: t- » is|steypa saman, Inter: t- » is|hlaupa í kökk

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » combine into a larger corporation
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Italian

    Verb

    conglomerate
  • Inter: conjugation of » conglomerare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » conglomerare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|conglomerato


    Category: Category:Italian past participle forms -
    Category: Category:Italian verb forms -
    Translation: ar » conglomerate
    Translation: cs » conglomerate
    Translation: de » conglomerate
    Translation: et » conglomerate
    Translation: fa » conglomerate
    Translation: ko » conglomerate
    Translation: io » conglomerate
    Translation: kn » conglomerate
    Translation: hu » conglomerate
    Translation: my » conglomerate
    Translation: pl » conglomerate
    Translation: fi » conglomerate
    Translation: ta » conglomerate
    Translation: te » conglomerate
    Translation: vi » conglomerate
    Translation: zh » conglomerate