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aggregation
A group of individuals, comprising more than just a mated pair or a family, that has gathered in the same place but does not construct nests or rear offspring in a cooperative manner; as opposed to colony.
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male aggregation syndrome
The mating pattern in which males from different nests gather in a group and queens join them to be inseminated.
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aggregation (s) (noun), aggregations (pl)
1. Several things formed together or considered as a whole: There was an aggregation of movie fans gathered outside the theatre hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars.
2. A collection or a mass of distinct or varied things, people, etc.: The aggregates of stones under the water in the bed of the stream shimmered with many colors when the sun shined on it.
3. In biology, a number of organisms of the same, or different species, living closely together but less integrated than a society: In the tide pools by the ocean, the students from the local academy counted the various aggregates of different underwater sea creatures.
(Greek: clot, lump; aggregation of blood factors)