aggregator

aggregator

[ag-ri-gey-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that aggregates.
2.
Digital Technology. a Web-based or installed application that aggregates related, frequently updated content from various Internet sources and consolidates it in one place for viewing: an automated news aggregator. Compare feed ( def 23 ), RSS.
3.
a company that negotiates the purchase of public-utility services on behalf of a group of customers but does not sell the services: an electric power aggregator.

Origin:
aggregate + -or2

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aggregator (ˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪtə)
 
n
1.  a business organization that collates the details of an individual's financial affairs so that the information can be presented on a single website
2.  a firm that brings together a large group of consumers on whose behalf it negotiates reduced rates for good or services, esp in the energy sector
3.  a web application that draws together syndicated content from various online sources and displays it in a single location for the user’s convenience

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aggregator definition

networking
A program for watching for new content at user-specified RSS feeds.
An example is BottomFeeder.
(http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Technical_Services/Cataloguing/Metadata/RDF/Applications/RSS/News_Readers/).
(2003-09-29)
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