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con·glom·er·ate

(kon-glom'ĕ-rāt),
Composed of several parts aggregated into one mass.
[L. conglomero, pp. -atus, to roll together, fr. glomus, a ball]

con·glom·er·ate

(kŏn-glom'ĕr-ăt)
Composed of several parts aggregated into one mass.
[L. conglomero, pp. -atus, to roll together, fr. glomus, a ball]

conglomerate

(kŏn-glŏm′ĕr-āt) [″ + glomerare, to heap]
1. An aggregation in one mass.
2. Clustered; heaped together.
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Answering the criticism that the conglomeration of publishers would lead to important works not being released Friedman said that with the growth of the small press industry and online publishing that if a work was worthy someone would release it, reported Publishers Weekly.