|(programming)||aggregate type - A data type composed of multiple elements. An
aggregate can be homogeneous (all elements have the same type)
e.g. an array, a list in a functional language, a string
of characters, a file; or it can be heterogeneous (elements
can have different types) e.g. a structure. In most
languages aggregates can contain elements which are themselves
aggregates. e.g. a list of lists.|
See also union.