(noun) A collection of anonymous individuals at the same place at the same time who do not share many commonalities or have a sense of shared identity.

Example: Shoppers at a mall, patrons at a library, or customers at a coffee shop.

Audio Pronunciation: (ag·gre·gate)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: aggregates
  • To break down an aggregate into its constituent parts you disaggregate it through the process of disaggregation.
  • A type of group.
  • Also called:
    • congeries
    • conglomeration

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