aggregation

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aggregation ‎(plural aggregations)

  1. The act of collecting together (aggregating).
  2. The state of being collected into a mass, assemblage, or sum (aggregated).
  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.
    The difference between an association and an aggregation is entirely conceptual and is focused strictly on semantics. Kirk Knoernschild (2002), Addison-Wesley Professional, editor, Java Design: Objects, UML, and Process[1]
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