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agglomerate

a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lava

agglomerate

[ə′gläm·ə·rət]
(geology)
A pyroclastic rock composed of angular rock fragments in a matrix of volcanic ash; typically occurs in volcanic vents.
(metallurgy)
A rigid mass of metallic particles that have been joined together by a powder metallurgical technique, such as sintering.
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Principal component analysis (PC A) and agglomerative hierarchical cluster analysis (AHCA) were performed to determine the similarities and group the streams by success or failure to support brook trout.
The hierarchical agglomerative cluster analysis, using weighted mean body masses, showed that sampled sites were grouped into two clusters, one representing the tree plantations and the other representing the natural habitats (Fig.
Once the clusters of fine grain produced by DBSCAN the first phase finish, the proposed algorithm switch to the agglomerative hierarchical clustering, combining the most similar sub-clusters together by looking at their inter-connectivity and their closeness.
Such agglomerative procedure uses an algorithm that initially adds all the same combinations to the cluster.
In order to identify country groups of different social models, we use hierarchical agglomerative procedures.
In the prediction of genetic divergence between genotypes, multivariate methods, such as principal component analysis, canonical variables and agglomerative methods, can be applied.
Besides, determinism is an agglomerative abstraction from universal laws that are themselves counterfactualsupporting generalizations about countless partite phenomena, none of which exist in ultimate reality for paleo-compatibilist mereological reductionists, so there is a serious difficulty on the Buddhist side of the comparison.
This can be achieved by a simple agglomerative clustering method.
A statistical clustering of the client-firms' NAICS codes using the agglomerative Ward's method resulted in three clusters: manufacturing businesses (18% of the firms), service businesses (55%), and 27% "mixed" tourism businesses, that is producers of goods and services consumed both by residents and visitors (Ryan and Page 2000).
We selected the best Ward's method cluster solutions after examining screen plots of the distance coefficients as a function of the number of configurations at each agglomerative step.
To overcome this, the proposed technique uses an agglomerative clustering algorithm to group the likelihood into a number of clusters, each representing similar groups of data, with a distinct state from the other clusters' data.
It is worth noting that the New York Court of Appeals' approval of a "civic project" basis for upholding the expansion of the Columbia University campus into Manhattanville in Kaur was based largely on its agglomerative effect.