Agglomeration

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agglomeration

[ə‚gläm·ə′rā·shən]
(food engineering)
A technique that combines powdered material to form larger, more soluble particles by intermingling in a humid atmosphere.
(metallurgy)
Conversion of small pieces of low-grade iron ore into larger lumps by application of heat.
(meteorology)
The process in which particles grow by collision with and assimilation of cloud particles or other precipitation particles. Also known as coagulation.
(science and technology)
An indiscriminately formed cluster of particles.

Agglomeration

 

in microbiology the formation of clusters (heaps) of microorganisms in liquids or in tissue as a result of a change in the physical or chemical properties of microbial cells under the influence of immune bodies and the like.

agglomeration

The collecting together of tiny suspended particles into a mass of larger size, one which will settle more rapidly.
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Puga (2004) "Micro-Foundations of Urban Agglomeration Economies," in Henderson, J.
Cities and urban agglomerations are the most productive places in OECD countries.
The previous estimates have shown that regions containing large urban agglomerations have been growing faster between 1995 and 2010.
Although travel time between regions and large urban agglomerations is strongly correlated with economic growth, the picture is less clear with respect to smaller urban agglomerations.
While this effect suggests that cities benefit from proximity to other urban agglomerations, it is unlikely to capture the full impact of the position of a city within its local network of cities and rural areas.
61) Country-FE YES N 603 Note: (***)/(**)/(*) indicates a statistically significant coefficient at the 1%/5%/10% level Table 2: Distance to Urban Agglomerations with at Least 2 Million Inhabitants Full Sample (1) (2) 45-90 Min -0.
We employ two proxies to evaluate the urban agglomeration.
According to the dominant paradigm, we expected that urban agglomeration promotes the economic growth.
In figure 1 we can see the relationship between economic growth and urban agglomeration.
The sign of LogURBAN is positive, indicating that growth is highly correlated with urban agglomeration (Martin and Ottaviano, 1999; Fujita and Thisse, 2002).
The agglomeration (LogURBAN) has a negative sign, our result validates the hypothesis of the growth will be influenced by urban agglomeration.

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