aggregation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to aggregation: data aggregation

ag·gre·gate

 (ăg′rĭ-gĭt)
adj.
1. Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market.
2. Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
3. Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
n.
1. A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount: "An empire is the aggregate of many states under one common head" (Edmund Burke).
2. The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.
v. (-gāt′) ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing, ag·gre·gates
v.tr.
1. To gather into a mass, sum, or whole: aggregated the donations into one bank account.
2. To amount to; total: Revenues will aggregate more than one million dollars.
3. To collect (content from different sources on the internet) into one webpage or newsreader.
v.intr.
To come together or collect in a mass or whole: "Some [bacteria]aggregate so closely as to mimic a multicellular organism" (Gina Kolata). "The first stars began to form when hydrogen and helium gas left over from the Big Bang aggregated into dense clouds" (Paul Davies).
Idiom:
in the aggregate
Taken into account as a whole: Unit sales for December amounted in the aggregate to 100,000.

[Middle English aggregat, from Latin aggregātus, past participle of aggregāre, to add to : ad-, ad- + gregāre, to collect (from grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots).]

ag′gre·gate·ly adv.
ag′gre·ga′tion n.
ag′gre·ga′tive adj.

aggregation

(ˌæɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of aggregating
2. (Environmental Science) ecology dispersion in which the individuals of a species are closer together than if they were randomly dispersed

ag•gre•ga•tion

(ˌæg rɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a group or mass of distinct or varied things, persons, etc.
2. collection into an unorganized whole.
3. the state of being so collected.
4. a group of organisms of the same or different species living closely together but less integrated than a society.
[1540–50; < Medieval Latin]
ag`gre•ga′tion•al, adj.

Aggregation

 a collection of parts of a whole; a natural group or body of human beings. See also assemblage, collection, gathering.
Examples: an aggregation of believers, 1638; of isolated settlements, 1863; of species.

aggregation

A service that allows a customer to view related information from a wide range of online sources on one website. For example, providing information about airfares from a range of different companies over the same route .
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aggregation - several things grouped together or considered as a wholeaggregation - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
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
universe, population - (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
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 (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"
block - a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
rule book, book - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"
book - a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
bottle collection - a collection of bottles; "her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window"
caboodle, bunch, lot - any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
coin collection - a collection of coins
collage - any collection of diverse things; "a collage of memories"
content - everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
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; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"
crop - a collection of people or things appearing together; "the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"
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; "there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place"
flinders - bits and splinters and fragments; "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
pack - a complete collection of similar things
deal, hand - the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
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; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gimmickry - a collection of gimmicks
nuclear club - the nations possessing nuclear weapons
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
congregation - an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"
hit parade - a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
Judaica - historical and literary materials relating to Judaism
kludge - a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
program library, subroutine library, library - (computing) 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; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
2.aggregation - the act of gathering something togetheraggregation - the act of gathering something together
grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
agglomeration - the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
collation - assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
compiling, compilation - the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list); "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"
gather, gathering - the act of gathering something
bottle collection - the activity of collecting bottles; "bottle collection is a hobby of hers"
conchology, shell collecting - the collection and study of mollusc shells
coin collecting, numismatics, numismatology, coin collection - the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
philately, stamp collecting, stamp collection - the collection and study of postage stamps
tax collection - the collection of taxes

aggregation

noun collection, body, mass, combination, pile, mixture, bulk, lump, heap, accumulation, assemblage, agglomeration Society is more than just an aggregation of individuals.

aggregation

noun
References in classic literature ?
To this aggregation of the Sperm Whale into such immense caravans, may be imputed the circumstance that even in the best cruising grounds, you may now sometimes sail for weeks and months together, without being greeted by a single spout; and then be suddenly saluted by what sometimes seems thousands on thousands.
If you counted with it the other big plants--and they were now really all one--it was, so Jokubas informed them, the greatest aggregation of labor and capital ever gathered in one place.
And now, so that there shall be no anticlimax in this story of telephone development, we must turn the spot-light upon that immense aggregation of workshops in which have been made three-fifths of the telephone apparatus of the world--the Western Electric.
His own economic genius was so entirely for operations on a larger scale, and, to move at his ease, he needed so imperatively the sense of great risks and great prizes, that he found an ungrudging entertainment in the spectacle of fortunes made by the aggregation of copper coins, and in the minute subdivision of labor and profit.
A more hideous aggregation of monsters had never before assailed my vision.
The old scaffolding of feudal jurisdictions remained standing; an immense aggregation of bailiwicks and seignories crossing each other all over the city, interfering with each other, entangled in one another, enmeshing each other, trespassing on each other; a useless thicket of watches, sub-watches and counter-watches, over which, with armed force, passed brigandage, rapine, and sedition.
He knew, or at least he used, but two arguments in his dealings with them--a belaying pin and a revolver--nor is it likely that the motley aggregation he signed would have understood aught else.
I hope you are, as an aggregation, enjoying excellent health.
I wondered why these agile creatures required connecting bridges between the trees, but later when I saw the motley aggregation of half-savage beasts which they kept within their village I realized the necessity for the pathways.
This one was Rokoff; but he had recognized the members of the awful aggregation as allies of Tarzan of the Apes.
The ground was rolling and tree-dotted and covered with grazing animals, alone, in pairs and in herds--a motley aggregation of the modern and extinct herbivore of the world.
Patsy Horan and two of his satellites testified to a most colossal aggregation of perjuries.