- 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.
Origin of aggregation
Examples from the Web for aggregation
The Roots now preside from a large, wooden bandstand, the aggregation having grown slightly in size.Jimmy Fallon’s Brilliant ‘Tonight Show’ Debut
February 18, 2014
Six Degrees of Aggregation Michael Shapiro, Columbia Journalism Review How The Huffington Post ate the internet.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for April 21, 2012
April 21, 2012
Aggregation lives on the Cheat Sheet, the video player, and in the breaking news slot in the first big box.
But the site seems to be cranking out its own articles and now the aggregation is complementary.
The soul itself is only an aggregation of specially tenuous and subtle atoms.Initiation into Philosophy
In fact, and in the view of the men who composed it, it was an aggregation of families.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The great nebula in Andromeda is an aggregation of atoms, and so is the river Thames.The Crack of Doom
There you are an aggregation of atoms, but in the city you are only an atom of an aggregation.
The leader of this aggregation was the tenor of the quartette.
- the act or process of aggregating
- ecology dispersion in which the individuals of a species are closer together than if they were randomly dispersed
Word Origin and History for aggregation
early 15c., from Middle French agrégation or directly from Medieval Latin aggregationem (nominative aggregatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin aggregare (see aggregate (adj.)).
- A massing together or clustering of independent but similar units, such as particles, parts, or bodies.