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aggregation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aggregation  \Ag`gre*ga"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  LL  aggregatio,  F. 
  agr['e]gation.] 
  The  act  of  aggregating,  or  the  state  of  being  aggregated; 
  collection  into  a  mass  or  sum;  a  collection  of  particulars; 
  an  aggregate. 
 
  Each  genus  is  made  up  by  aggregation  of  species. 
  --Carpenter. 
 
  A  nation  is  not  an  idea  only  of  local  extent  and 
  individual  momentary  aggregation,  but  .  .  .  of 
  continuity,  which  extends  in  time  as  well  as  in 
  numbers,  and  in  space.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aggregation 
  n  :  several  things  grouped  together  [syn:  {collection},  {accumulation}, 
  {assemblage}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  aggregation 
 
    A  composition  technique  for  building  a  new 
  {object}  from  one  or  more  existing  objects  that  support  some 
  or  all  of  the  new  object's  required  interfaces. 
 
  (1996-01-07) 
 
 




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