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agglomerative method A system of hierarchical classification that proceeds by grouping together the most similar individuals, and subsequently groups into progressively larger and more heterogeneous units. At each stage the groups or individuals linked are those giving the minimum increase in group heterogeneity.

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agglomerative method

agglomerative method A system of hierarchical classification that proceeds by grouping together the most similar individuals, and subsequently groups into progressively larger and more heterogeneous units. At each stage the groups or individuals linked are those giving the minimum increase in group heterogeneity.

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agglomerative method

agglomerative method System of hierarchical classification that proceeds by grouping together the most similar individuals, and subsequently groups, into progressively larger and more heterogeneous units. At each stage the groups or individuals linked are those giving the least increase in group heterogeneity.

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