- 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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Related Words for aggregatingamass, collect, sum, assemble, number, mix, amount, combine, heap, accumulate, pile, total, come
Examples from the Web for aggregating
Contemporary Examples of aggregating
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Historical Examples of aggregating
A number of other short roads, aggregating about 350 miles, have since been constructed.
Other lines, aggregating over 400 miles, will soon be opened for traffic.
In 1908 there were 21 public parks, aggregating more than 1335 acres.
Three special trains, aggregating thirty-six cars, were in waiting.The Crime of the Century
Henry M. Hunt
This is particularly the case with the family debts, often aggregating a large sum.Village Life in China
Arthur H. Smith
- 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 for aggregate
Word Origin and History for aggregating
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.