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AGGREGATE. A collection of particular persons or items, formed into one body; as a corporation aggregate, which is one formed of a number of natural persons; the union of individual charges make an aggregate charge.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It is true that they were a half-naked, wild-appearing aggregation; but they at least were fashioned along the same lines as ourselves--there was nothing grotesque or horrible about them as about the other creatures in this strange, weird world.
The old scaffolding of feudal jurisdictions remained standing; an immense aggregation of bailiwicks and seignories crossing each other all over the city, interfering with each other, entangled in one another, enmeshing each other, trespassing on each other; a useless thicket of watches, sub-watches and counter-watches, over which, with armed force, passed brigandage, rapine, and sedition.
The ground was rolling and tree-dotted and covered with grazing animals, alone, in pairs and in herds--a motley aggregation of the modern and extinct herbivore of the world.
Patsy Horan and two of his satellites testified to a most colossal aggregation of perjuries.
And now, so that there shall be no anticlimax in this story of telephone development, we must turn the spot-light upon that immense aggregation of workshops in which have been made three-fifths of the telephone apparatus of the world--the Western Electric.
Veteran regiments in the army were likely to be very small aggregations of men.
The state is "a community of well-being in families and aggregations of families for the sake of a perfect and self-sufficing life." The legislator is a craftsman whose material is society and whose aim is the good life.
You are interested in advancing the interests of the aggregations of capital you serve."
As wage slaves, toiling early and late, and living abstemiously, we could not save in threescore years--nor in twenty times threescore years--a sum of money sufficient successfully to cope with the great aggregations of massed capital which now exist.
The rest of paper is organized as follows: In Section 2, we review the previous works in the field of traffic aggregation. Section 3 we define our proposed dynamic aggregation and give an overview of the algorithm implemented in MapReduce.Section 4 presents experimental results in term of performance evaluation, and we compare the dynamic and static aggregation algorithms by means of the latency and compare how it performs on a parallel nodes and make our conclusion in Section 5.
Self-paired t-tests were employed to analyze changes in the inhibition rate of platelet aggregation. Results: The mean inhibition rates of arachidonic acid-induced platelet aggregation before and after hemodialysis were 82.56 [+ or -] 2.79% and 86.42 [+ or -] 3.32%, respectively (t= −1.278, P= 0.213).
We refer to such in-network processing basically as data aggregation. In many sensor network applications, the designer is usually troubled with aggregate statistics such as SUM, AVERAGE, or MAX/MIN of data readings over an assured region or period.