• WordNet 3.6
    • n aggregation the act of gathering something together
    • n aggregation several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aggregation The act of aggregating, or the state of being aggregated; collection into a mass or sum; a collection of particulars; an aggregate. "Each genus is made up by aggregation of species.""A nation is not an idea only of local extent and individual momentary aggregation , but . . . of continuity, which extends in time as well as in numbers, and in space."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aggregation The act of collecting or the state of being collected into an unorganized whole.
    • n aggregation In logic, the union of species to form a genus, or of terms to form a term true of anything of which any of its parts are true, and only false when all its parts are false.
    • n aggregation The adding of any one to an association as a member thereof; affiliation.
    • n aggregation A combined whole; an aggregate.
    • n aggregation In botany, applied by Darwin specifically to the peculiar change induced in the cells of the tentacles of Drosera by mechanical or chemical stimulation.
    • n aggregation In sociology, the phenomenon of the physical concentration of population, of animals, and of plants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aggregation act of aggregating: state of being collected together: an aggregate
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  • Paul Valery
    “Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.”
  • Helen Keller
    “The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. aggregatio, F. agrégation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aggregāre, -ātum, to bring together, as a flock—ad, to, grex, gregis, a flock.


In literature:

These aggregations of humanity have not existed long enough to seem to belong to the nature of things.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
You and I know our friends as such aggregates, and nothing more.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
But without aggregates there would be an end of the stream of mundane existence which presupposes those aggregates.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
Zest lived in pitting vigor and wit against mole hills threatening an aggregation into mountains!
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
It is only as thus restricted that the aggregate of our species becomes an object deserving our veneration.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
You see, it is the aggregate that counts.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
At that time the three brothers were all living; the aggregate sum assessed upon ninety-four names was two hundred pounds.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
The individual began to press too closely upon the aggregate.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
If the new association is a combination, it is patentable, but if it is a mere aggregation, it is unpatentable.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
The aggregation of large fortunes is not at all a thing to be regretted.
"What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" by William Graham Sumner

In poetry:

Many of those, now in the pit of hell,
With aggregated pains torment me sore,
Because I did their minds to theft impel,
When my exactions had consum'd their store.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
To hold men together by paper and seal, or by compulsion, is no
That only holds men together which aggregates all in a living
principle, as the hold of the limbs of the body, or the fibres
of plants.
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Bandwidth class C defines an aggregated transmission bandwidth between 100 and 200 RB, allocated to two component carriers.
Board to consider electrical aggregation .
Chicago sets brisk timeline for electric aggregation deal.
Environmentalists worry that aggregation will hurt renewables.
Pontiac residents might see some energy savings next year through electrical aggregation .
Electric Aggregation on Many Illinois Ballots This Fall.
Ballot Measure on Electricity Aggregation .
Whately questions Hampshire Power's municipal aggregation .
CNN Launches Zite-Powered Aggregation Pages.
Natural gas aggregation program to lock prices at 20 percent below last years'.
Township seeks OK for utility aggregation .
Madison Township trustees will hold two public forums in October about the natural gas and electricity aggregation issues on the Nov 6 ballot.
Google Buys Daily Deal Aggregator the Dealmap.
Cofounder of, a news- aggregation Web site.
Perhaps RoboCop "writers" building information aggregators will be all that's left in media's post-apocalyptic future.

In science:

It applies to general aggregation processes where the merger rate may depend in a complicated manner on the aggregate size or in situations where there is an underlying spatial structure.
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
We find that the above leadership statistics extend to algebraic merger rates as well as to aggregation in one spatial dimension.
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
The details of the interactions among the individual elements are substantially less important than is the “structure”, the geometrical pattern, of the new aggregate.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This is the self-aggregating behavior required in the CAS theory.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The former are defined at compile time while the aggregation of parts to form wholes is a run-time process.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition