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
Domain Trust and Page Trust are aggregate quality scores developed by SE Ranking that are calculated based on the number and the quality of a website’s referring domains and backlinks.
They used data on the movements of almost 100 million people in the 10 biggest cities in the US from March 1 to May 1, 2020, provided by SafeGraph, a company that aggregates anonymized location data from smartphone apps.Restaurants are covid hot spots. Cutting the number of diners could help a lot. | Charlotte Jee | November 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It’s why they pivoted to Seraphine and the other members posting more “influencer”-style content, and aggregating fan comments to create more posts.‘League of Legends’ K-pop group K/DA is about setting, not chasing, the trend | Gene Park | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
In the past year, teachers on Outschool have made more than $40 million in aggregate, up from $4 million in total earnings the year prior.Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next? | Natasha Mascarenhas | October 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Apple beat expectations, but its shares fell after investors were less than impressed with its aggregate results.
But right now, if we were to put out an aggregated tally for 2014, it would be way off the mark.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count | Peter Schwartzstein | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Huffington Post helpfully aggregated instances of Black Friday violence.
The authors of the 1995 study aggregated 13 prior polls of gun users, most of which did not define what was meant by "use."
Instead, evidence against the reporters largely consisted of aggregated news stories, books, and newsroom discussions.Has the Committee to Protect Journalists Betrayed Turkey's Journalists? | Oray Egin | December 21, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Looking at the aggregated research, that would, at first glance, seem to be the case.
His losses aggregated more D'Aspre's heavy losses than seven thousand, of whom three thousand had been taken captive.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
In this latter science it is very usually untrue that the aggregated parts are equal to the whole.Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes | Various
The cell becomes elongated and the protoplasm aggregated at opposite poles.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
The cells of the second variety are also aggregated in special lobules, and are very markedly smaller than the ganglionic cells.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
The grand total of the war cost approved by the diet in the two sessions thus aggregated 1356 millions.Japan | Various
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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