aggregation

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noun ag·gre·ga·tion \ˌa-gri-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of aggregation

  1. 1 :  a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts or individuals A galaxy is an aggregation of stars and gas.

  2. 2a :  the collecting of units or parts into a mass or wholeb :  the condition of being so collected

aggregational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of aggregation

see 1aggregate


First Known Use: 1547


AGGREGATION Defined for Kids

aggregation

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noun ag·gre·ga·tion \ˌa-gri-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of aggregation for Students

  1. 1 :  the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole The formation of a blood clot begins with the aggregation of platelets.

  2. 2 :  a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts A galaxy is an aggregation of stars, gas, and dust.


Law Dictionary

aggregation

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noun ag·gre·ga·tion \ˌa-grə-ˈgā-shən\

Legal Definition of aggregation

  1. 1 :  the collecting of individual units (as damages) into a whole

  2. 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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