Agglutination vs. Aggregation

Agglutination vs. Aggregation — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Agglutination and Aggregation

Agglutinationnoun

The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts.

Aggregationadjective

Constituting or amounting to a whole; total

aggregate sales in that market.

Agglutinationnoun

A clumped mass of material formed by agglutination. Also called agglutinate.

Aggregationadjective

(Botany) Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.

Agglutinationnoun

(Biology) The clumping together of cells or particles, especially bacteria or red blood cells, usually in the presence of a specific antibody or other substance.

Aggregationadjective

Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.

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Agglutinationnoun

(Linguistics) The formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process.

Aggregationnoun

A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount

"An empire is the aggregate of many states under one common head" (Edmund Burke).

Agglutinationnoun

The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united; adhesion of parts.

Aggregationnoun

The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.

Agglutinationnoun

(linguistics) Combination in which root words are united with little or no change of form or loss of meaning. See agglutinative.

Aggregationverb

To gather into a mass, sum, or whole

aggregated the donations into one bank account.
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Agglutinationnoun

The clumping together of red blood cells or bacteria, usually in response to a particular antibody.

Aggregationverb

To amount to; total

Revenues will aggregate more than one million dollars.

Agglutinationnoun

a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)

Aggregationverb

To collect (content from different sources on the internet) into one webpage or newsreader.

Agglutinationnoun

the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining

Aggregationverb

To come together or collect in a mass or whole

"Some [bacteria]aggregate so closely as to mimic a multicellular organism" (Gina Kolata). "The first stars began to form when hydrogen and helium gas left over from the Big Bang aggregated into dense clouds" (Paul Davies).

Agglutinationnoun

the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated

Aggregationnoun

The act of collecting together (aggregating).

Aggregationnoun

The state of being collected into a mass, assemblage, or sum (aggregated).

Aggregationnoun

A collection of particulars; an aggregate.

Aggregationnoun

(networking) Summarizing multiple routes into one route.

Aggregationnoun

(epidemiology) The majority of the parasite population concentrated into a minority of the host population.

Aggregationnoun

(object-oriented programming) Kind of object composition which does not imply ownership.

Aggregationnoun

several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Aggregationnoun

the act of gathering something together