pudding stone, conglomerate(noun)
a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
"the conglomerate peoples of New England"
accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass(verb)
collect or gather
"Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
A cluster of heterogeneous things.
A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity.
A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.
To combine together into a larger mass.
To combine together into a larger corporation.
Clustered together into a mass.
gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light
closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers
composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together
that which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation
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
to gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass
Origin: [L. conglomeratus, p. p. of conglomerare to roll together; con- + glomerare to wind into a ball. See Glomerate.]
A conglomerate is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group, usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-glom′ėr-āt, adj. gathered into a clew or mass.—v.t. to gather into a ball.—n. a rock composed of pebbles cemented together.—n. Conglomerā′tion, state of being conglomerated: a collection of things. [L. conglomerāre, -ātum—con, together, and glomus, glomeris, a clew, akin to globus.]
The numerical value of conglomerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of conglomerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of conglomerate in a Sentence
It's not a vast right wing conspiracy. It's a right-wing conglomerate, it's more sophisticated, it's well-financed, it's well known.
Companies are more vulnerable to takeovers or become targets of activist investors if they are burdened with a conglomerate discount.
To me, it isn't a screaming case that this is a useless conglomerate that needs to be broken up, there are absolutely good arguments for that (consumer) business to fit well with large pharma.
Lampert has successfully spun out other pieces of the overall conglomerate over time, and that has gone to shareholders, either through a dividend or spinning out the stock, that's still a possibility for some of the assets of the company.
From a concentration risk perspective, it appears to be high risk, while Citic is a conglomerate, it deals with areas such as real estate and raw materials development which are facing deteriorating conditions, we need to note the possibility of future losses.
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- Konglomerat, Multikonzern, MischkonzernGerman
- ετερογενών δραστηριοτήτωνGreek
- monialayhtiö, konglomeraatti, kasauma, monialayritysFinnish
- völuberg, fjölgreinafyrirtæki, hlaupa í kökk, samsteypa, steypa saman, sundurleitur, safna saman, samsetturIcelandic
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