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conglomerate

noun uk   /kənˈɡlɒm.ər.ət/ us    /-ˈɡlɑː.mɚ-/

conglomerate noun (COMPANY)

[C] a company that owns several smaller businesses whose products or services are usually very different: a financial/industrial conglomerate

conglomerate noun (ROCK)

[C or U] specialized geology a rock that consists of small, rounded stones that are held together by clay and sand
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