AskDefine | Define conglomerate

Dictionary Definition

conglomerate adj : composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass; "the conglomerate peoples of New England"

Noun

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]

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English

Noun

  1. A cluster of heterogeneous things.
  2. A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity. example: General Electric Company.
  3. A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.

Translations

A cluster of heterogeneous things
A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations
A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix

Adjective

conglomerate
  1. Clustered together into a mass.

Verb

  1. To combine together into a larger mass.
  2. To combine together into a larger corporation.

Extensive Definition

conglomerate in German: Konglomerat
conglomerate in Spanish: Conglomerado
conglomerate in French: Conglomérat
conglomerate in Indonesian: Konglomerat
conglomerate in Hebrew: קונגלומרט
conglomerate in Malay (macrolanguage): Konglomerat
conglomerate in Dutch: Conglomeraat
conglomerate in Japanese: コングロマリット
conglomerate in Norwegian: Konglomerat
conglomerate in Russian: Конгломерат
conglomerate in Slovak: Konglomerát
conglomerate in Serbian: Конгломерат
conglomerate in Swedish: Konglomerat

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