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Aggregation is a member of the word family aggregate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun aggregation

What does aggregation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aggregations

  1. several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of aggregation: accumulation / assemblage / collection
    • more generic words: group / grouping = any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    • more specific terms:
      • procession = the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
      • pharmacopoeia = a collection or stock of drugs
      • string = a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
      • wardrobe = collection of clothing belonging to one person
      • wardrobe = collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
      • population / universe = the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
      • armamentarium = the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
      • art collection = a collection of art works
      • backlog = an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with
      • battery = a collection of related things intended for use together
      • block = a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
      • rule book / book = a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
      • book = a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
      • bottle collection = a collection of bottles
      • caboodle / bunch / lot = any collection in its entirety
      • coin collection = a collection of coins
      • collage = any collection of diverse things
      • contents / content = everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
      • tout ensemble / ensemble = an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
      • corpus = a collection of writings
      • crop = a collection of people or things appearing together
      • tenantry = tenants of an estate considered as a group
      • findings = a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
      • flagging = flagstones collectively
      • flinders = bits and splinters and fragments
      • pack = a complete collection of similar things
      • deal / hand = the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
      • long suit = in a hand, the suit having the most cards
      • herbarium = a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
      • stamp collection = a collection of stamps
      • statuary = statues collectively
      • sum total / summation / sum = the final aggregate
      • agglomeration = a jumbled collection or mass
      • gimmickry = a collection of gimmicks
      • nuclear club = the nations possessing nuclear weapons
      • agglomerate / cumulation / cumulus / mound / heap / pile = a collection of objects laid on top of each other
      • mass = an ill-structured collection of similar things
      • combination = a collection of things that have been combined
      • congregation = an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
      • hit parade = a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
      • Judaica = materials relating to Judaism
      • kludge = a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose
      • subroutine library / program library / library = a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
      • library = a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
      • mythology = myths collectively
      • biology / biota = all the plant and animal life of a particular region
      • zoology / fauna = all the animal life in a particular region or period
      • petting zoo = a collection of docile animals for children to pet and feed
      • set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
      • Victoriana = collection of materials of or characteristic of the Victorian era
      • category / family / class = a collection of things sharing a common attribute
      • job lot = a miscellaneous collection of things sold together
      • package / bundle / packet / parcel = a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
      • defense lawyers / defense team / defence / defense = the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
      • prosecution = the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
      • planting = a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
      • signage = signs collectively
      • generally accepted accounting principles / GAAP = a collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice
      • pantheon = all the gods of a religion
      • Free World = anti-communist countries collectively
      • Third World = underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively
      • Europe = the nations of the European continent collectively
      • Asia = the nations of the Asian continent collectively
      • North America = the nations of the North American continent collectively
      • Central America = the nations of Central America collectively
      • South America = the nations of the South American continent collectively
      • Oort cloud = a hypothetical huge collection of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto
      • galaxy = a splendid assemblage
      • extragalactic nebula / galaxy = a collection of star systems
      • fleet = a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
      • fleet = group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
      • fleet = group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
      • repertoire / repertory = a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
      • repertoire / repertory = the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
      • miscellanea / smorgasbord / assortment / miscellany / salmagundi / mixed bag / potpourri / mixture / variety / motley = a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
      • clutch / batch = a collection of things or persons to be handled together
      • batch = all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
      • rogue's gallery = a collection of pictures of criminals
      • exhibition / exposition / expo = a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
      • convoy = a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
      • traffic = the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
      • air power / aviation = the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
      • vegetation / botany / flora = all the plant life in a particular region or period
      • jurisprudence / law = the collection of rules imposed by authority
      • menagerie = a collection of live animals for study or display
      • information / data = a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
      • ana = a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
      • mail / post = any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
      • treasure = a collection of precious things
      • treasure trove = any collection of valuables that is discovered
      • trinketry = trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively
      • troponomy / troponymy = the place names of a region or a language considered collectively
      • smithereens = a collection of small fragments considered as a whole
    • instances:
      • Nag Hammadi Library / Nag Hammadi = a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945
      • Wise Men / Magi = the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh
  2. the act of gathering something together

Alternative definition of the noun aggregation


  1. The act of collecting together (aggregating).
  2. The state of being collected into a mass, assemblage, or sum (aggregated).
  3. A collection of particulars; an aggregate.
  4. [networking] summarizing multiple routes into one route.
  5. [context: epidemiology] the majority of the parasite population concentrated into a minority of the host population.


  1. Aggregation is a subtask of natural language generation, which involves merging syntactic constituents together. Sometimes aggregation can be done at a conceptual level.
  2. Aggregation: In ethology, an aggregation is any form of gathering of organisms and the process of coming together. In some forms groups of unrelated species might form, in which interaction between members of the aggregation might be minimal; for example herds of grazing zebra and antelopes might combine, both the better to observe the approach of predators, and to improve the odds of escape in the event of attack by predators. Sometimes there might be some interaction, such as mixed flocks of birds that observe each other's foraging behaviour in searching for food. Sometimes there might be quite orderly common action, such as the queuing up for a resource; for example different species of fishes may aggregate around a cleaning station where cleaner wrasse and cleaner shrimp are active, more or less taking turns for attention. Such aggregations, where there is no particular association of species or sizes, may be referred to loosely as unstructured aggregations. Commonly they are very temporary and may be loose, with flocks or herds associating casually and separating equally casually within hours.
  3. Aggregation was a Canadian online magazine published between 2010 to 2012. Each issue collected together stories and trends from five contributors based on hyperlinks they'd discover on the web. It was one of the first Canadian publications designed exclusively for Apple's iPad.
  4. Aggregation: A process by which particles collect to form a cohesive mass or cluster. The resulting structure is called an aggregate.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aggregation

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Google previewReal-Time UML Workshop for Embedded Systems (2014)

by Bruce Powel Douglass

Aggregation An aggregation is a specialized kind of association that indicates a “ whole-part” relation exists between the two objects. The “whole” end is marked with a white diamond, as in Figure 1.7. For example, consider the classes ...

Google previewArtificial Intelligence Methods and Applications (1992)

by Nikolaos G. Bourbakis

Feature Aggregation Feature aggregation is an operation which combines features in the process of passing up A-Markers so that...

Aggregation is a cheap operation since it simply adds new features to existing features in the A-Marker.

Google previewSams Teach Yourself Object Oriented Programming in 21 Days (2001)

by Anthony Sintes, Tony Sintes

NEW TERM An aggregation is a special type of association that models has-a of whole/part relationships among peers. Importance. in the context of an aggregation. means that the objects can exist independently of one another. No one ...

Google previewReal Time UML (2004)

Advances in the UML for Real-time Systems by Bruce Powel Douglass

Aggregation An aggregation is a specialized kind of association that indicates a ...

Google previewLabView (2006)

Advanced Programming Techniques, Second Edition by Rick Bitter, Taqi Mohiuddin, Matt Nawrocki

A "has a" relationship is called aggregation. For example, "a...

Google previewInside the Object Model (1995)

The Sensible Use of C++ by David M. Papurt

Aggregation An aggregation is a part- whole relationship between a pair of ...

Google previewThe Channel Advantage (2012)

by Tim Furey, Lawrence Friedman

Aggregation is a special case that does not fall neatly onto the channel touch continuum. Aggregation refers to whether a product is a 'stand alone' offering or whether it is typically rolled up into a larger solution. A toaster is not an aggregated ...

Google previewGIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering, Second Edition (2009)

by Allan Brimicombe

Aggregation is the act of joining smaller spatial and/or temporal units into larger units of coarser resolution.

Google previewMobile Social Networking and Computing (2014)

A Multidisciplinary Integrated Perspective by Yufeng Wang, Jianhua Ma

Aggregation is an approach to describe the main structural features of a node cluster. After aggregation, a node cluster...

The result of network clustering and aggregation is a weighted hierarchy of network nodes and clusters. In the hierarchy ...

Google previewDiscovery Science (2001)

4th International Conference, DS 2001, Washington, DC, USA, November 25-28, 2001 Proceedings by Klaus P. Jantke, Ayumi Shinohara

Aggregation is a technique that extracts important aspect from groups of data thus reducing the amount that the user has to deal with at one time, thereby enabling them to discover patterns, outliers, gaps, and clusters. Previous mechanisms for ...

Google previewBig Ideas in Macroeconomics (2013)

A Nontechnical View by Kartik B. Athreya

Approximate aggregation is an important finding because it allows us to segregate the models we use by the...

Approximate aggregation is a feature of a wide-enough class of macroeconomic models displaying heterogeneity that it is very ...

Google previewIBM Flex System Products and Technology for Power Systems (2014)

by David Watts, Alexander Grechnev, Dave Ridley, IBM Redbooks

Static aggregation is the quickest and easiest way to build an aggregated link. This method also is...

Google previewSoftware Development with C++ (2014)

Maximizing Reuse with Object Technology by Kjell Nielsen

Aggregation refers to a system being composed of a number of classes that are not related via a generalization / specialization hierarchy, but rather with a whole-parts...

Google previewIBM Flex System Networking in an Enterprise Data Center, 2nd Edition (2013)

by Ilya Krutov, Matthew Slavin, IBM Redbooks

Static aggregation is the quickest and easiest way to build an aggregated link. This method also is the...

Google previewClearings in the Forest (2006)

On the Study of Leadership by Nathan Harter

Aggregation is a process in the mind of gathering together into an increasing bundle. It does not matter what the mind is gathering — symbols, impressions, impulses. Aggregation is the heart of induction. If the process never 156 Chapter 12 A.

Google previewExperiments with Input-output Models (1964)

An Application to the Economy of the United Kingdom, 1948-55 by A. Ghosh

The third aggregation is a condensation of the second and is used in the Blue Book for presenting estimates of capital formation, gross production etc., as well as for input-output matrices. The first aggregation is a variant of the second, ...

Google previewFuzzy Logic and the Internet (2004)

by Vincenzo Loia, Masoud Nikravesh, Lofti A. Zadeh

Rank Aggregation is the problem of generating a near-"consensus" ranking for a given set of rankings. In literature, fuzzy logic has been extensively employed to reach consensus in the domain of group decision making. Therefore, we feel that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

When the potential barrier is reduced by varying the external conditions such as temperature and pH or by adding inorganic salts or organic additives, the vesicles undergo an aggregation and, in some cases, subsequent precipitation.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science - (2002)

by Arthur T. Hubbard

Large, excluded component Reducing the casein micelle concentration minimized the aggregation phase and allowed an effective core micelle size to be defined. The difference between this mi- cellar core size and the average radius ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmetrics (2002)

by Abdel H. El-Shaarawi, Walter W. Piegorsch

Familial aggregation is the occurrence of a disorder at a higher frequency in the relatives of affected individuals than in...

Two common measures of familial aggregation are the sibling recurrence risk (SRR) and the relative risk of disease for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

Steric Stabilization If polymer chains are attached onto the surface of particles they hinder aggregation and provide a degree of steric stability. The polymer chains must extend sufficiently into the solution, preventing approach of particles and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

Content aggregation is the perusal and collection of specific information from different online sources. Content aggregation is a search and listing of material from any website and may also be generated automatically from information feeds, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (2013)

by Kerric Harvey

The differences between news and poll aggregation can be used to understand aggregation as a general concept. News Aggregators News aggregators collect materials from a number of news sources, providing direct links to the original ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Aggregation. Mei-Chi. Changl. and. Jiiang-Huei. Jengz. IBiomedical Science Team, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan 2Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University Hospital ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Economics (2008)

by Anthony J. Culyer

Aggregation. A process of adding up smaller parts to make a greater whole. For example, aggregate demand is the sum of expenditures by consumers, investors, government and net exports and is usually modelled as a function of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2011)

by Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia

In-network data aggregation has been a widely adopted data-centric forwarding mechanism for sensor networks. With this mechanism, each sensor node aggregates the data that is generated by itself and that it is asked to be forwarded , and ...

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The aggregation of large fortunes is not at all a thing to be regretted. (William Graham Sumner)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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