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aggregation

[ag-ri-gey-shuhn]
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:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin aggregātiōn- (stem of aggregātiō); see aggregate, -ion

aggregational, adjective
reaggregation, noun
subaggregation, noun
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aggregation (ˌæɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən)
 
n
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 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.

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