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conglomerate Coarse grained (rudaceous) rock with rounded clasts that are greater than 2mm in size. Conglomerates may be termed ‘intraformational’ if formed of local, recently deposited clasts, or ‘extraformational’ if the clasts are derived from outside the area of deposition. The term ‘polygenetic’ is used to describe a conglomerate rock that has been produced under a variety of conditions or processes.

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conglomerate (in geology)

conglomerate, in geology, sedimentary rock composed largely of pebbles or other rounded particles whose diameter is larger than 2 mm (.08 in.). Essentially a cemented gravel, conglomerates are formed along beaches, as glacial drift, and in river deposits. Conglomerates formed of angular shaped pebbles are called breccias.

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Conglomerate

Conglomerate

a mass of separate items collected into a ball; things closely crowded or gathered together into a coherent mass or whole.

Examples: conglomerate of anecdotes; of flowers; of fragments; of fruit and leaves, 1572; of geologistsLipton, 1970; of gravel and ice, 1856; of useful or useless knowledge, 1864.

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conglomerate

conglomerate †massed together XVI; (physiol.) of complex glands XVII; (geol.) formed of fragments cemented together (also sb.) XIX. — L. conglomerātus, pp. of conglomerāre, f. CON- + glomus, glomer- ball, rel. to globus GLOBE; see -ATE 2.
So conglomeration XVII.

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conglomerate

conglomerate In geology, a sedimentary rock made up of rounded pebbles embedded in a fine matrix of sand or silt, commonly formed along beaches or on river beds.

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