Meaning of AGGREGATE in English


[ag.gre.gate] adj [ME aggregat, fr. L aggregatus, pp. of aggregare to add to, fr. ad- + greg-, grex flock] (15c): formed by the collection of units or particles into a body, mass, or amount: collective: as a (1): clustered in a dense mass or head "an ~ flower" (2): formed from several separate ovaries of a single flower "~ fruit" b: composed of mineral crystals of one or more kinds or of mineral rock fragments c: taking all units as a whole "~ sales" -- adv -- ag.gre.gate.ness n

[2]ag.gre.gate vt -gat.ed ; (15c) 1: to collect or gather into a mass or whole

2: to amount in the aggregate to: total [3]ag.gre.gate n (15c) 1: a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another

2: the whole sum or amount: sum total 3 a: an aggregate rock b: any of several hard inert materials (as sand, gravel, or slag) used for mixing with a cementing material to form concrete, mortar, or plaster c: a clustered mass of individual soil particles varied in shape, ranging in size from a microscopic granule to a small crumb, and considered the basic structural unit of soil

4: set 21

5: monetary aggregate -- in the aggregate : considered as a whole: collectively "dividends for the year amounted in the aggregate to 25 million dollars"

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