agrégation

noun

agré·​ga·​tion
ä-grā-gä-ˈsyōⁿ
plural agrégations
ä-grā-gä-ˈsyōⁿ
: a competitive examination given at French universities which must be passed for admission to the rank of agrégé

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, admittance, from Medieval Latin aggregation-, aggregatio act of collecting, from Latin aggregatus (past participle of aggregare) + -ion-, -io -ion

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrégation was in 1846

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“Agrégation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agr%C3%A9gation. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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