aggregation

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aggregation

See accretion.
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aggregation

the process of combining diverse political interests to form a more or less coherent set of policies which can form a political programme. In representative democracies, according to Almond (1953), this function is especially undertaken by POLITICAL PARTIES, whereas the related function of interest articulation is carried out particularly by interest groups and PRESSURE GROUPS.
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aggregation

[‚ag·rə′gā·shən]
(biology)
A grouping or clustering of separate organisms.
(chemistry)
A process that results in the formation of aggregates.
(fluid mechanics)
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aggregation

(programming)
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.
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