- formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
- (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy.
- (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.
- Geology. (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
- a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount: the aggregate of all past experience.
- a cluster of soil granules not larger than a small crumb.
- any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.
- Mathematics. set(def 92).
- to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.
- to amount to (the number of): The guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.
- to combine and form a collection or mass.
- in the aggregate, taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.
Origin of aggregate
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Examples from the Web for aggregate
But in the aggregate, immigration reform is not a salient issue for white evangelicals.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform
July 6, 2014
Their hub is an aggregate of photographs and eyewitness reports taken by hundreds of collectives.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare
May 30, 2014
And what Navfac calls “standard airfield concrete” is military-grade, made with aggregate and Portland cement.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?
May 26, 2014
This will aggregate a portable audience that you can later introduce to your crowdfunding launch.How to Win at Crowdfunding
April 27, 2014
In aggregate, Retsky received a larger dose of 5-FU than the standard concentrated therapy.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
Total: Sixteen fish; aggregate weight, one hundred and forty pounds.American Notes
I have observed that the aggregate procession was on the whole pleasant to see.The Uncommercial Traveller
But in the aggregate, also like marriage, there is no doubt of its value.Commercialism and Journalism
We thus form an aggregate (of institutions, of groups of men, of events).Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
The aggregate amount of these notes was fifty thousand livres.The Coinages of the Channel Islands
- formed of separate units collected into a whole; collective; corporate
- (of fruits and flowers) composed of a dense cluster of carpels or florets
- a sum or assemblage of many separate units; sum total
- geology a rock, such as granite, consisting of a mixture of minerals
- the sand and stone mixed with cement and water to make concrete
- a group of closely related biotypes produced by apomixis, such as brambles, which are the Rubus fruticosus aggregate
- in the aggregate taken as a whole
- to combine or be combined into a body, etc
- (tr) to amount to (a number)
Word Origin and History for aggregate
c.1400, from Latin aggregatum, neuter past participle of aggregare (see aggregate (adj.)). Related: Aggregated; aggregating.
"number of persons, things, etc., regarded as a unit," early 15c., from noun use of Latin adjective aggregatum, neuter of aggregatus (see aggregate (adj.)).
- Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
- A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount in a mass or cluster.
- To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.