Jirka, thanks. My SOED, Webster s, and Chambers all say much the same, but Google was littered with quasi-taxonomic uses of it and I was beginning to doubt myMessage 1 of 5 , Apr 30, 2001View SourceJirka, thanks. My SOED, Webster's, and Chambers all say much the same, but
Google was littered with quasi-taxonomic uses of it and I was beginning to
doubt my own judgement. The big problem in technical animal taxonomy is that
every word for a grouping takes on a its own meaning, in much the same way
as we have all discussed at length with aspects of Euro-speak and legal
English. I was wondering if they'd invented a new one while my back was
Od: Jirka Bolech <jirka.bolech@...>
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Datum: 30. dubna 2001 16:27
Předmět: Re: [Czechlist] conglameration
>The correct spelling is <conglomeration>, of course. Random House Webster'sUnabridged Dictionary:
>divisions in a variety of unrelated industries, usually as a result of
>1. the act of conglomerating; the state of being conglomerated.
>2. a cohering mass; cluster.
>3. a heterogeneous combination: a conglomeration of ideas.
>1. anything composed of heterogeneous materials or elements.
>2. a corporation consisting of a number of subsidiary companies or
>merger or acquisition.cementing material; consolidated gravel.
>3. Geol. a rock consisting of pebbles or the like embedded in a finer
>4. gathered into a rounded mass; consisting of parts so gathered;
>5. consisting of heterogeneous parts or elements.
>6. of or pertaining to a corporate conglomerate.
>7. Geol. of the nature of a conglomerate.
>8. to bring together into a cohering mass.
>9. to gather into a ball or rounded mass.
>10. to collect or cluster together.
>11. (of a company) to become part of or merge with a conglomerate.
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