agré·​ga·​tion | \ ä-grā-gä-ˈsyōⁿ \
plural agrégations\ ä-​grā-​gä-​ˈsyōⁿ \

Definition of agrégation

: a competitive examination given at French universities which must be passed for admission to the rank of agrégé

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First Known Use of agrégation

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agrégation

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

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“Agrégation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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