- (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
Synonyms for aggregate
adjective (ˈæɡrɪɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
noun (ˈæɡrɪɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
Word Origin for aggregate
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.)).
in the aggregate
Considered as a whole, as in Our profits in the aggregate have been slightly higher. [Late 1700s]