Nearby words

  1. aggravated,
  2. aggravated trespass,
  3. aggravating,
  4. aggravation,
  5. aggregable,
  6. aggregate fruit,
  7. aggregate glands,
  8. aggregated lymphatic follicles,
  9. aggregately,
  10. aggregation

Idioms

    in the aggregate, taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.

Origin of aggregate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin aggregātus (past participle of aggregāre), equivalent to ag- ag- + greg- (stem of grex flock) + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for aggregate

aggregate

adjective (ˈæɡrɪɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)

formed of separate units collected into a whole; collective; corporate
(of fruits and flowers) composed of a dense cluster of carpels or florets

noun (ˈæɡrɪɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)

verb (ˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪt)

to combine or be combined into a body, etc
(tr) to amount to (a number)
Derived Formsaggregately, adverbaggregative (ˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪtɪv), adjective

Word Origin for aggregate

C16: from Latin aggregāre to add to a flock or herd, attach (oneself) to, from grex flock

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Word Origin and History for aggregate
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Medicine definitions for aggregate

aggregate

[ ăgrĭ-gĭt ]

adj.

Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.

n.

A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount in a mass or cluster.

v.

To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.

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