Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to aggregation; taken together; collective.
  • Tending to aggregate; gregarious; social.
  • In social.: Tending toward a center of density, as concentration of population.
  • Tending to combine small groups into large organizations, as hordes into tribes or small corporations into great corporations and ‘trusts.’

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

  • adjective Taken together; collective.
  • adjective rare Gregarious; social.
  • adjective tending to gather into a mass.

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

  • adjective By, toward, or of aggregation; aggregational.

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

  • adjective formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole

Etymologies

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From aggregate and -ive.

Examples

  • The differences are enacted into differences between the traditions of what we will call aggregative political processes, on the one hand, and integrative political processes, on the other.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • The differences are enacted into differences between the traditions of what we will call aggregative political processes, on the one hand, and integrative political processes, on the other.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • The differences are enacted into differences between the traditions of what we will call aggregative political processes, on the one hand, and integrative political processes, on the other.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • Now Flood and Rose say, Don't worry, be happy because we can't forecast aggregative stock index changes either (I am not making this up).

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I treaded water, producing a modification of Tobin's dynamic aggregative model in preparation for his Festschrift in autumn 1986.

    Edmund S. Phelps - Autobiography

  • The role equality plays in motivating a special concern for the worst off is just the idea of equal consideration that will be a feature of every plausible moral system, including aggregative views like pure utilitarianism.

    Inequality: Does Anyone Really Care?

  • That still doesn't explain why the most influential journalists in the most powerful country (and one where freedom of the press is enshrined in its founding document) in the world decided to outsource their work to a aggregative hack with a blatant conservative bias.

    Big Media Figures Admitting That Drudge's Influence Has Waned

  • What distinguishes Maximin from the more aggregative views is not a more substantive commitment to equality, but a view about the separateness of persons that refuses to see the poor condition of one person as “compensated for” by augmenting the riches of another, already well off.

    Inequality: Does Anyone Really Care?

  • It is a constructive approach, proceeding from reasoning about the constituents of society, to aggregative conclusions about the wholes that are constituted by these individuals.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • It is a constructive approach, proceeding from reasoning about the constituents of society, to aggregative conclusions about the wholes that are constituted by these individuals.

    Hobbes an institutionalist?

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