Meaning of AGGREGATE in English

AGGREGATE

noun , adjective , verb

■ noun / ˈægrɪgət; NAmE /

1.

[ C ] a total number or amount made up of smaller amounts that are collected together

2.

[ U , C ] ( technical ) sand or broken stone that is used to make concrete or for building roads, etc.

IDIOMS

- in (the) aggregate

- on aggregate

■ adjective

/ˈægrɪgət/ [ only before noun ] ( economics or sport ) made up of several amounts that are added together to form a total number :

aggregate demand / investment / turnover

an aggregate win over their rivals

■ verb

/ ˈægrɪgeɪt/ [ vn ] [ usually passive ] aggregate sth (with sth) ( formal or technical ) to put together different items, amounts, etc. into a single group or total :

The scores were aggregated with the first round totals to decide the winner.

►  ag·gre·ga·tion / ˌægrɪˈgeɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ U , C ]:

the aggregation of data

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin aggregat- herded together, from the verb aggregare , from ad- towards + grex , greg- a flock.

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