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Conglomerate

A corporation operating in several different and unrelated enterprises, such as the movie industry, baking, and oil refining.

A conglomerate merger is one that brings together two firms with totally different product lines, economic relationships, and functions. Such a merger may violate antitrust acts inasmuch as it may have an adverse effect on competition.

conglomerate

adjective accumulated, aggregate, amalgamated, amassed, assembled, blended, brought together, collected, collectivized, complex, composite, compound, compounded, congregate, congregated, cumulated, gathered into a round mass, glomerate, indiscriminate, inseparable, mass, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, united, varied
See also: accumulation, agglomeration, aggregate, assemblage, coadunate, coalition, coherent, collect, collection, combine, commingle, compile, complex, composite, compound, concentrate, congregate, consolidate, corporation, corpus, crystallize, cumulation, desegregate, development, gather, join, merge, unite
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Sexton's persistent courting of strange adjacencies was also on show in The Michael Stickrod Experience, 2005, a bewildering conglomeration whose materials ran to steel, glass, wood, aluminum, foam, leather, tequila, car doors, and paint, not to mention a "custom Michael Stickrod Experience T-shirt," a Discman playing Hall and Oates's "Private Eyes," and a masseuse.
Mass murder comes when we forget what a human being is, and begin to regard people as accidental conglomerations of matter.
Most scholars, according to Muldoon, regard medieval monarchies as polyglot conglomerations of lands, privileges, and rights competing with the church and great nobilities for power.
Alfortville to the south-east of Paris in the lie de France is one of those unlovely conglomerations that constitute so much of the Parisian banlieues.