Meaning of AGGREGATE in English


I. 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. clustered in a dense mass or head , formed from several separate ovaries of a single flower , composed of mineral crystals of one or more kinds or of mineral rock fragments, taking all units as a whole , ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. transitive verb (-gated; -gating) Date: 15th century to collect or gather into a mass or whole, to amount in the ~ to ; total , III. noun Date: 15th century a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another, the whole sum or amount ; sum total , 3. an ~ rock, any of several hard inert materials (as sand, gravel, or slag) used for mixing with a cementing material to form concrete, mortar, or plaster, 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, set 21, monetary ~

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