- noun a dispersal pattern of plants or animals, where the individuals remain quite close together
- The combining of two or more kinds of an economic entity into a single category. Data on international trade necessarily aggregate goods and services into manageable groups. For macroeconomic purposes, all goods and services are usually aggregated into just one.
- A combination of all the future positions held by an individual investor or group of investors. By aggregating these positions, financial institutions can ensure they are complying with limits on the amount of speculation for a single currency or commodity.
(written as Aggregation)A process of adding up smaller parts to make a greater whole. For example, aggregate demand is the sum of expenditures by consumers, investors, government and net exports and is usually modelled as a function of (aggregate) income and/or the (aggregate) price level.