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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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reaggregation 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.

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