aggregation

noun

ag·​gre·​ga·​tion ˌa-gri-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce aggregation (audio)
1
: a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts or individuals
A galaxy is an aggregation of stars and gas.
2
a
: the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole
b
: the condition of being so collected
aggregational adjective

Examples of aggregation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aggregation of their bets puts the probability at 92%. Will Henshall, TIME, 14 Feb. 2024 Often, jobs are posted on a company’s career website and scraped by job aggregation sites. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 But perhaps no morning was more memorable than January 21, when workers counted 932 manatees, surpassing the month’s earlier aggregation by nearly 200 animals. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Jan. 2024 This may happen via various mechanisms such as preventing and reducing high oxidative stress and the aggregation of the a-synuclein and the tau proteins. Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 While still on the shelf, the brand could reemerge one day under Dish’s leadership, perhaps providing the aggregation of content access that doesn’t yet exist in the video streaming market. James Keyes, Fortune, 22 Jan. 2024 The Federal Trade Commission unveiled the order as part of an agreement to settle allegations that the data aggregation company InMarket Media failed to get users’ consent before using their location data for marketing and advertising purposes. Cristiano Lima-Strong, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Tips and Tactics Schools of 5 to 10 bluegill are common, while larger aggregations can occur, especially during prime feeding scenarios. David A. Brown, Field & Stream, 11 Jan. 2024 These data from the project's 35 flights revealed the microphysical processes by which snowflakes become heavy enough to fall: aggregation and riming. Susan Cosier, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English aggreciacioun "process of adding numbers, gathering of pus or humors," borrowed from Late Latin aggregātiōn-, aggregātiō "gathering together," from Latin aggregāre "to cause to flock together, aggregate entry 2" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aggregation was in 1547

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Cite this Entry

“Aggregation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aggregation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

aggregation

noun
ag·​gre·​ga·​tion ˌag-ri-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce aggregation (audio)
1
: the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole
2
: a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts

Legal Definition

aggregation

noun
ag·​gre·​ga·​tion ˌa-grə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce aggregation (audio)
1
: the collecting of individual units (as damages) into a whole
2
: a collection of separate parts that is unpatentable because no integrated mechanism or new and useful result is produced compare combination, equivalent

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