Aggregation

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Aggregation may refer to uses in:

  • Computer science and telecommunication:
    • Aggregate function, a type of function in data processing
    • Aggregation, a form of object composition in object-oriented programming
    • 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
    • Route aggregation, the process of forming a supernet in computer networking
    • Aggregation, a process by which Australian country television markets were combined in the late 1980s and 1990s; see Regional television in Australia
  • Natural sciences and statistics:
    • Aggregation of soil granules to form soil structure
    • Particle aggregation, direct mutual attraction between particles (atoms or molecules) via van der Waals forces or chemical bonding
    • 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
    • Overdispersion or statistical aggregation, where the variance of a distribution is higher than expected
    • Aggregation pheromone
    • Protein aggregation, the aggregation of mis-folded proteins

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