aggregation

[ ag-ri-gey-shuh n ]
/ ˌæg rɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

a group or mass of distinct or varied things, persons, etc.: an aggregation of complainants.
collection into an unorganized whole.
the state of being so collected.
Biology, Ecology. a group of organisms of the same or different species living closely together but less integrated than a society.

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Origin of aggregation

1540–50; < Medieval Latin aggregātiōn- (stem of aggregātiō); see aggregate, -ion

Related forms

ag·gre·ga·tion·al, adjectivere·ag·gre·ga·tion, nounsub·ag·gre·ga·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aggregation

aggregation

/ (ˌæɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of aggregating
ecology dispersion in which the individuals of a species are closer together than if they were randomly dispersed

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Medicine definitions for aggregation

aggregation

[ ăg′rĭ-gāshən ]

n.

A massing together or clustering of independent but similar units, such as particles, parts, or bodies.

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