What is conglomerate 1


Conglomerate (German) [edit]

Noun, n[To edit]

Word separation:

Con · glo · me · rat, plural: con · glo · me · rat · te


IPA: [kɔŋɡlomeˈʁaːt], [kɔnɡlomeˈʁaːt]
Audio samples: conglomerate (Info), conglomerate (Info)
Rhymes: -aːt


[1] Mixture or agglomeration of different things
[2] Geology: a sedimentary rock made of rounded and cemented components with a grain diameter of more than 2 millimeters


from french: conglomérat borrowed in the 18th century; technical language derivation to conglomérer = clump together; from synonymous Latin: conglomerare; from the prefix con- = together and the verb glomerare = "Ball up into a ball", collect; to the noun glomus = Ball, lump formed[1][2]


[1] Mixture, mixture
[2] Sedimentary rock

Generic terms:

[1] amount


[1] To that conglomerate In addition to the automotive industry, it also includes banks, insurance companies and construction companies.
[1] “Even after the Argentine Constitution was signed in 1853, the conflicts continued and eventually led to one conglomerate largely autonomous provinces. "[3]
[2] conglomerate is a rock that looks similar to naturally grown concrete.
[2] “The deposits that arise in this way are coarse in some places on the edge of the Alps. heavily cemented Conglomerates, the Nagelfluh, on others made of sandstones and marls. "[4]

Characteristic word combinations:

[2] a conglomeratedismantle, scrape

Word formations:

[2] Conglomerate Cave

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[1, 2] Wikipedia article "Conglomerate"
[1, 2] Digital dictionary of the German language "Konglomerat"
[1] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Conglomerate"


  1. Duden editorial team (editor): Duden, the dictionary of origin. Etymology of the German language. In: The Duden in twelve volumes. 4th edition. Volume 7, Dudenverlag, Mannheim / Leipzig / Vienna / Zurich 2006, ISBN 978-3-411-04074-2, page 435.
  2. Friedrich Kluge, edited by Elmar Seebold: Etymological dictionary of the German language. 24th, revised and expanded edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2001, ISBN 978-3-11-017473-1, DNB 965096742, page 519.
  3. Björn Berge: Atlas of the Vanished Lands. World history in 50 stamps. dtv, Munich 2018 (translated by Günter Frauenlob, Frank Zuber), ISBN 978-3-423-28160-7, page 25. Norwegian original 2016.
  4. Edited by Professor Dr. Ernst Neef (editor): The Face of the Earth Volume 1. VEB F. A. Brockhaus Verlag, Leipzig 1970, ISBN without, page 94