- (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.
verb (used with object), ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing.
Origin of aggregate
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.
Examples from the Web for aggregated
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Looking at the aggregated research, that would, at first glance, seem to be the case.
Such is the case with the Globigerin, the skeletons of which, aggregated together, form a large proportion of our English chalk.Lectures on Evolution|Thomas Henry Huxley
At the end of the first week Ernest figured up the sales and found they aggregated two hundred dollars.A Cousin's Conspiracy|Horatio Alger
Vast masses of Facts encumbered it, aggregated in orderless heaps—orderless, at least, so far as his uses were subserved.
Suppose, for instance, that the molecules of a colloidal solution are aggregated into groups of ten.The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc
And we know that such correlated or aggregated characters have especial value in classification.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection|Charles Darwin