noun , adjective , verb
■ noun / ˈægrɪgət; NAmE /
[ C ] a total number or amount made up of smaller amounts that are collected together
[ U , C ] ( technical ) sand or broken stone that is used to make concrete or for building roads, etc.
- in (the) aggregate
- on aggregate
/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
/ 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
late Middle English : from Latin aggregat- herded together, from the verb aggregare , from ad- towards + grex , greg- a flock.