Aggregate vs Malaxation - What's the difference?

aggregate | malaxation |

As nouns the difference between aggregate and malaxation

is that aggregate is while malaxation is the act of softening a mass by malaxating.




(en noun)
  • A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.(rfex)
  • A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.(rfex)
  • (mathematics, obsolete) A set (collection of objects).
  • (music) The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.
  • (roofing) Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.
  • Solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrix and any fibers or reinforcements, especially the gravel and sand added to concrete. (technical)
  • Synonyms

    * mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars: cluster

    See also

    * twelve-tone technique * serialism


    * DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465, Ch. 6.


    (en adjective)
  • Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
  • Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
  • Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
  • aggregate glands.
  • (botany) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
  • Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
  • United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
  • Verb

  • To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
  • The aggregated soil .
  • To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  • To amount in the aggregate to.
  • ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels .


    * segregate


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    (en noun)
  • The act of softening a mass by malaxating.
  • In entomology, kneading or softening, especially applied to the chewing and squeezing by which certain species of hunting wasps prepare prey captured as food for their larvae.
  • In agriculture, the process of slowly churning milled oil crops such as olives, allowing droplets of oil to aggregate for more effective separation.
  • In massage, a kneading technique, particularly used for softening muscle in spasm
  • In pharmacology, the kneading and squeezing of ingredients into a mass for making pills and plasters