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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.
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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

agglomeration

The collecting together of tiny suspended particles into a mass of larger size, one which will settle more rapidly.
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Based on this, by studying the relationship between the transport supply structure and transport demand structure of urban agglomeration, the discriminant model of transport supply-demand equilibrium of urban agglomeration is built in this paper which can quantitatively evaluate the development degree and the equilibrium state of urban agglomeration transport supply-demand structure.
Specifications (3) and (5) repeat the exercise but use the natural logarithm of geographic distance to the next urban agglomeration of more than 2 million inhabitants as explanatory variable.
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.
The second is the expansion in infrastructure projects building big urban agglomerations. The third is improving technical education, and building establishments that provide that type of education in new urban agglomerations.
It is about parcels of public lands in Metlaoui, Redeyef, El Ksar and Om Larayes in the governorates of Gafsa, to resolve the land problems of urban agglomerations built on these lands.
Wilmoth said that "in 1990 there were just 10 megacities, defined as urban agglomerations with more than 10 million inhabitants" while today "there are 28 such megacities worldwide, representing 12 percent of the world's urban population."
To qualify for the ranking, cities had to be among the UN's 30 largest Urban Agglomerations, the headquarters of at least 10 public companies, each with at least US $1 billion in market capitalisation, in finance, health care and IT; or have a Bloomberg international bureau (a proxy for financial services hub).

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