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Aggregation may refer to:

  • Link aggregation, using multiple Ethernet network cables/ports in parallel to increase link speed
  • Packet aggregation, joining multiple data packets for transmission as a single unit to increase network efficiency
  • Particle aggregation, direct mutual attraction between particles (atoms or molecules) via van der Waals forces or chemical bonding
  • Purchasing aggregation, the joining of multiple purchasers in a group purchasing organization to increase their buying power
  • Route aggregation, the process of forming a supernet in computer networking
  • Aggregate function, a function in data processing
  • Aggregation of soil granules to form soil structure
  • Aggregation, a form of object composition in object-oriented programming
  • The accumulation of platelets to the site of a wound to form a platelet plug or a thrombus
  • Flocculation, a process where a solute comes out of solution in the form of floc or flakes

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

AGGREGATION (from the Lat. ad, to, gregare, to collect together), in physics, a collective term for the forms or states in which matter exists. Three primary "states of aggregation" are recognized - gaseous, liquid and solid. Generally, if a solid be heated to a certain temperature, it melts or fuses, assuming the liquid condition (see Fusion); if the heating be continued the liquid boils and becomes a vapour (see Vaporization). On the other hand, if a gas be sufficiently cooled and compressed, it liquefies; this transition is treated theoretically in the article Condensation Of Gases, and experimentally in the article Liquid Gases.


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