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From Latin aggregātiō, from aggregō (aggregate).

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  • IPA(key): /æɡɹəˈɡeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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aggregation (plural aggregations)

  1. The act of collecting together, of aggregating.
  2. The state of being collected into a mass, assemblage, or (aggregated) sum.
  3. A collection of particulars; an aggregate.
  4. (networking) Summarizing multiple routes into one route.
  5. (epidemiology) The majority of the parasite population concentrated into a minority of the host population.
  6. (object-oriented programming) Kind of object composition which does not imply ownership.
    • 2002, Kirk Knoernschild, edited by Addison-Wesley Professional, Java Design: Objects, UML, and Process[1]:
      The difference between an association and an aggregation is entirely conceptual and is focused strictly on semantics.

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