Meaning of AGGREGATE in English

AGGREGATE

I. ˈa-gri-gət adjective

Etymology: Middle English aggregat, from Latin aggregatus, past participle of aggregare to add to, from ad- + greg-, grex flock

Date: 15th century

: 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 aggregate flower

(2) : formed from several separate ovaries of a single flower

aggregate fruit

b. : composed of mineral crystals of one or more kinds or of mineral rock fragments

c. : taking all units as a whole

aggregate sales

• ag·gre·gate·ly adverb

• ag·gre·gate·ness noun

II. -ˌgāt transitive verb

( -gat·ed ; -gat·ing )

Date: 15th century

1. : to collect or gather into a mass or whole

2. : to amount in the aggregate to : total

III. -gət noun

Date: 15th century

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

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