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aggregation

ag·gre·ga·tion

aggregation

 
pronunciation:
ae gr geI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of collecting or being collected into a whole or mass.
The aggregation of the extensive property of the deceased took some time.Aggregation of the data may show us different results.The aggregation of the individual language departments was opposed by many of the faculty.
similar words:
accumulation, collection, conglomeration
definition 2: a collection or mass of individual persons, things, or substances.
The beach community had never seen such an aggregation of whales before.
similar words:
accumulation, agglomerate, band, conglomeration, mass
Word Parts
The word aggregation contains the following parts:
ag- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ag- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "g." See ad-.
greg Latin root that means flock, gathering
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).