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aggregation

[ag-ri-gey-shuh n] /ˌæg rɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a group or mass of distinct or varied things, persons, etc.:
an aggregation of complainants.
2.
collection into an unorganized whole.
3.
the state of being so collected.
4.
Biology, Ecology. a group of organisms of the same or different species living closely together but less integrated than a society.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin aggregātiōn- (stem of aggregātiō); see aggregate, -ion
Related forms
aggregational, adjective
reaggregation, noun
subaggregation, noun
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Examples for aggregation
  • The winning aggregation employed much open play that bewildered the visitors.
  • Such an initial aggregation need not choose pure democracy for its ongoing aggregation device.
  • The animals often return to the same aggregation sites after feeding.
  • The true consumer e-commerce revolution centers around aggregation and collaboration.
  • Exactly what this aggregation means for the biology of these animals is another matter.
  • Half of a penguin colony during the aggregation and huddling process.
  • It will get its power from information and aggregation.
  • The next step up the evolutionary ladder of news aggregation is the web-based newsreader.
  • aggregation turns embryonic mouse stem cells into mice.
  • As a matter of historical record, no such aggregation has ever taken place.
British Dictionary definitions for aggregation

aggregation

/ˌæɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of aggregating
2.
(ecology) dispersion in which the individuals of a species are closer together than if they were randomly dispersed
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aggregation in Medicine

aggregation ag·gre·ga·tion (āg'rĭ-gā'shən)
n.
A massing together or clustering of independent but similar units, such as particles, parts, or bodies.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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aggregation in Technology

programming
A composition technique for building a new object from one or more existing objects that support some or all of the new object's required interfaces.
(1996-01-07)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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