Meaning of AGGREGATE in English

AGGREGATE

n., adj., & v.

--n.

1. a collection of, or the total of, disparate elements.

2 pieces of crushed stone, gravel, etc. used in making concrete.

3 a Geol. a mass of minerals formed into solid rock. b a mass of particles.

--adj.

1. (of disparate elements) collected into one mass.

2 constituted by the collection of many units into one body.

3 Bot. a (of fruit) formed from several carpels derived from the same flower (e.g. raspberry). b (of a species) closely related.

--v.

1. tr. & intr. collect together; combine into one mass.

2 tr. colloq. amount to (a specified total).

3 tr. unite (was aggregated to the group).

Phrases and idioms:

in the aggregate as a whole.

Derivatives:

aggregation n. aggregative adj.

Etymology: L aggregare aggregat- herd together (as AD-, grex gregis flock)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.