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 particles: an aggregate larger than 250 micrometers in diameter, as the size of a small crumb, is technically regarded as a macroaggregate.
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.
Idioms about aggregate
in the aggregate, taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.
Aggregāre is a compound of ag-, a variant of the prefix ad- “to, toward,” and a derivative of the noun grex (inflectional stem greg- ) “flock, herd, band, troop, company”; aggregāre therefore means “to make (people) flock together, enter into association, join”—the association with grex “flock” is clear.
The Latin forms come from the Proto-Indo-European root ger-, gere- “to gather, collect,” which appears in Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, and Slavic. Probably the most important derivative of ger-, gere- for the history of Western culture is the Greek noun agorá “meeting, assembly, market, marketplace, trade, traffic,” especially the Agora in Athens, the chief marketplace and center of the city’s civic life.
- ag·gre·ga·ble [ag-ri-guh-buhl], /ˈæg rɪ gə bəl/, adjective
- ag·gre·gate·ly, adjective
- ag·gre·gate·ness, noun
- ag·gre·ga·to·ry [ag-ri-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈæg rɪ gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
- hy·per·ag·gre·gate, verb, hy·per·ag·gre·gat·ed, hy·per·ag·gre·gat·ing.
- re·ag·gre·gate, verb, re·ag·gre·gat·ed, re·ag·gre·gat·ing.
- sub·ag·gre·gate, adjective, noun
- sub·ag·gre·gate·ly, adverb
- un·ag·gre·gat·ed, adjective
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How to use aggregate in a sentence
For aggregate outcomes, we run millions of simulations using the individual race predictions to derive the range of possible overall outcomes for the electoral college and both chambers of Congress.Our Forecast: Biden Has a Commanding (But Not Certain) Lead | Daniel Malloy | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
After calculating probabilities for each individual House and Senate race, we then turn our attention to predicting the aggregate number of seats we expect the GOP to win and the probability of maintaining control of the House and Senate.The Forecast: The Methodology Behind Our 2020 Election Model | Daniel Malloy | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
Among the 10 banks with the largest increases, criticized loans rose by 62 percent in aggregate in the second quarter, but criticized commercial real estate loans rose by 144 percent, to $26 billion, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.
Aggregated versions of both data sets will be released to challenge participants, and researchers can request special access to anonymized, de-aggregated versions of the data if they need it.Ideas wanted: Help make the world’s biggest covid-19 symptom database useful | Karen Hao | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Thus, they’ve used SherloQ to aggregate their data from phone calls, chats, emails, and organic and paid marketing.
But in the aggregate, immigration reform is not a salient issue for white evangelicals.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform | Jacob Lupfer | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their hub is an aggregate of photographs and eyewitness reports taken by hundreds of collectives.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare | Vac Verikaitis | May 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many runways are asphaltic concrete—aggregate in a bitumen binder—which softens and melts under heat.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To? | Bill Sweetman | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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? | Bill Sweetman | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Harkin noted the effect raising the wage would have in increasing aggregate demand and boosting the economy in a floor speech.
The act of the Covenanting Society is complex, and is the aggregate of the actings of all who compose it.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
But in their aggregate the representations look well, and they give a good finish to the chancel.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
It was not so much that the "offer of the House" increased the aggregate population of the workhouses.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
All these are administered by local boards, whose aggregate revenue amounts to some 7000.
The aggregate which we call four, has a still greater number of characteristic modes of formation.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for aggregate
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)
- aggregately, adverb
- aggregative (ˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪtɪv), adjective
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