AskDefine | Define aggregation

Dictionary Definition



1 several things grouped together or considered as a whole [syn: collection, accumulation, assemblage]
2 the act of gathering something together [syn: collection, collecting, assembling]

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  1. The act of aggregating, or the state of being aggregated
  2. collection into a mass or sum
  3. a collection of particulars
  4. an aggregate
  5. summarizing multiple routes into one route
  6. In the context of "epidemiology": the majority of the parasite population concentrated into a minority of the host population


The act of aggregating, or the state of being aggregated
collection into a mass or sum
a collection of particulars
an aggregate
summarizing multiple routes into one route

Extensive Definition

The term aggregation may refer to:
  • In statistics and social science aggregation means combining statistics from different entities to higher entities.
  • Aggregate demand, in economics, combining entities into a single entity which represent them.
  • Schooling, in biology, a collection of animals of the same size and body orientation, often cruising in the same direction; applied to fish.
  • In cardiovascular physiology, refers to the accumulation of platelets to the site of a wound to form a platelet plug or a thrombus.
  • Aggregation, in object-oriented programming.
  • Route aggregation, in computer networking
  • Aggregation (internet), the process of combining multiple web feeds.
  • In business and economics, aggregation is the concentration of a good, service, business functions, or market power in the hands of a small concentrated group of companies, typically by purchasing assets or by mergers and acquisitions.
  • In television broadcasting, the merging of several license areas into a single area, allowing competition between broadcasters. For its application in Australia, see List of Australian television channels.
  • In content publishing, the ability to combine content from any number of licensed or unlicensed sources into a common venue or distribution channel.
  • Agrégation, in French-speaking countries, higher-level competitive examinations for teachers and professors.
  • Particle aggregation, in materials science, a physical phenomenon.
  • In civil engineering and the earth sciences, aggregation produces soil structure through flocculation and weak cementation.
  • Link aggregation, in computer networking, utilizing multiple physical NICs as a single logical interface; "trunking".
  • Aggregate analysis, in computer science, especially in analysis of algorithms, refers to a technique used in Amortized Analysis.
  • Aggregation, in veterinary epidemiology, is an important factor in the population dynamics of host-macroparasite, is relevant in stabilizing the dynamics toward an equilibrium coexistence.

See also

aggregation in German: Aggregation
aggregation in French: Agrégation
aggregation in Lithuanian: Agregavimas
aggregation in Polish: Agregacja (ujednoznacznienie)
aggregation in Russian: Агрегация

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