aggregation

noun ag·gre·ga·tion \ ˌa-gri-ˈgā-shən \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of aggregation

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

play \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aggregation

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, 2aggregateaggregate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


AGGREGATION Defined for Kids

aggregation

noun ag·gre·ga·tion \ ˌa-gri-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of aggregation for Students

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

Law Dictionary

aggregation

noun ag·gre·ga·tion \ ˌa-grə-ˈgā-shən \

legal Definition of aggregation

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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