\ˈaɡɹɪɡˌe͡ɪt tˈa͡ɪp], \ˈaɡɹɪɡˌeɪt tˈaɪp], \ˈa_ɡ_ɹ_ɪ_ɡ_ˌeɪ_t t_ˈaɪ_p]\
Definitions of AGGREGATE TYPE
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A data type composed of multiple elements. Anaggregate can be homogeneous (all elements have the same type)e.g. an array, a list in a functional language, a stringof characters, a file; or it can be heterogeneous (elementscan have different types) e.g. a structure. In mostlanguages aggregates can contain elements which are themselvesaggregates. e.g. a list of lists.See also union.
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