- (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.
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Origin of aggregate
historical usage 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.
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How does aggregating non-corrupt contributions render them corrupt?The Court Case That Pivots on What ‘Corrupt’ Really Means|Lawrence Lessig|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But there is InTrade, an online betting ring that does a decent job of aggregating conventional wisdom.
In 1908 there were 21 public parks, aggregating more than 1335 acres.
Bryant gave his promissory notes to Gov. Abernethy, aggregating $30,000 in principal, as part consideration for the purchase.Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon|Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
Of the whole complement of generals and field officers, aggregating about 48, only one lieutenant-colonel was left.The Story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War|David E. Johnston
Its total descent is accomplished in a series of falls aggregating nearly 500 feet.
At best, it is but fancy, or the aggregating faculty of the mind, not imagination or the modifying and coadunating faculty.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge