from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In sociology, the phenomenon of the physical concentration of population, of animals, and of plants.
  • noun The act of collecting or the state of being collected into an unorganized whole.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The adding of any one to an association as a member thereof; affiliation.
  • noun A combined whole; an aggregate.
  • noun In botany, applied by Darwin specifically to the peculiar change induced in the cells of the tentacles of Drosera by mechanical or chemical stimulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of aggregating, or the state of being aggregated; collection into a mass or sum; a collection of particulars; an aggregate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of collecting together (aggregating).
  • noun The state of being collected into a mass, assemblage, or sum (aggregated).
  • noun A collection of particulars; an aggregate.
  • noun networking summarizing multiple routes into one route.
  • noun epidemiology the majority of the parasite population concentrated into a minority of the host population.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of gathering something together
  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • As a concept I think this aggregation is an interesting idea, although, executions have thus far been pretty not great.

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  • He says - maybe it's true of Manchester United as well - that a big factor in success is what he calls the aggregation of minute di ff erences.

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  • Um, I hate to break it to this columnist, but "aggregation" is the model that the American media industry has been following since at least the 70s.

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  • This aggregation is little more (and by little more, I mean nothing more) than you entering your username (or a url where a username is non-obvious) and they putting in links to your various profile pages.

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  • Their business model of aggregation is against the current trend of fragmentation. — james

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  • In many ways Friendster was the perfect model but the fact it crashed and burned begins to disprove that mere aggregation is the answer.

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  • Anonymous said ... artanis, Alzheimer's is caused by a variety of physical complications, the least of which is protein aggregation (amyloid plaques).

    Break out the stem cells, already.

  • Research into preventing membrane protein aggregation in lens of eye. - 2006 All-USA College Academic Second Team

  • Yes, I understand how Edgeio will syndicate content to the edges and how the widget helps to serve that function but what I was objecting to in the use of the term "Edge Aggregation" was the sense that the actual aggregation is not done at the edges.

    Edgeio is NOT an Edge Aggregator


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  • A mass or a whole, made up of many single units

    July 8, 2014

  • In Internet routing, aggregation is used to mean the summarization of a number of more specific routes into a single external route announcement. In other words, aggregation involve distributing IP addresses in an hierarchy so that networks on different branches of the tree do not overwhelm each other with a surfeit of unnecessary information. In an internet context, aggregation is implemented using CIDR (Classless Inter Domain Routing) in BGP4+.

    June 10, 2009