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agglomerate

a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lava
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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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This paper examines the variation of agglomeration across districts over time in Punjab and analyses the effects of agglomeration on socio-economic outcomes in terms of social inclusion and efficiency of firms at the district level in Punjab.
Received wisdom suggests that industry agglomeration entails increasing returns to scale through dense interactions among firms, motivating firms to cluster geographically.
With the development of information technology and city economy, the phenomenon of urban agglomeration increases, and the urban agglomeration will be an important trend of the urban development in the future.
Much of the cluster studies have focused on advanced economies while agglomerations are also a significant feature of developing economies [9].
The support function of transportation systems to the development of urban agglomerations. Railway Transport and Economy, 03, 39-42.
Ce nouveau texte fixe les vitesses maximales des vehicules affectes au transport de personnes et comportant plus de neuf places a 100 km/h sur les autoroutes, a 80 km/h en dehors des agglomerations et sur les routes autres que les autoroutes et a 40 km/h dans les agglomeration.
It ordered Belgium to pay a fine of 10 million for failing to comply with the 2004 judgement, and a penalty payment of 4,722 per day, which Belgium will have to pay as long as it does not comply in full with that judgement - non-compliance with which persists in five agglomerations.
Young workers, learning, and agglomerations. Journal of Urban Economics.
We employ two proxies to evaluate the urban agglomeration. First, URBAN is the population in urban agglomerations of more than one million in the country's population living in metropolitan areas and was collected from United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects.
Le ministre du Logement et des Agglomerations urbaines, Dr Tareq Wafiq, a donne son aval quant a la mise en place de cinq nouvelles agglomerations dans les zones desertiques du Sinai et de la Haute-Egypte, ainsi que dans les regions de la Nouvelle Vallee et a el-Alameine.
The European Commission is taking Italy to the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) for its failure to ensure that waste water from agglomerations with more than 10,000 inhabitants that discharge into sensitive areas is properly treated.