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 aggregatory

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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Medicine definitions for aggregatory

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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