aggregate (third-person singular simple present aggregates, present participle aggregating, simple past and past participle aggregated)
1.formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined, the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
2.Botany. (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy. (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.
3.Geology. (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
4.a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount, the aggregate of all past experience.
5.a cluster of soil granules not larger than a small crumb.
6.any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.
7.Mathematics. set (def 92).
8.to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.
9.to amount to (the number of), The guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.
10.to combine and form a collection or mass.
1.in the aggregate, taken or considered as a whole, In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.
1. formed of separate units collected into a whole; collective; corporate
2. (of fruits and flowers) composed of a dense cluster of carpels or florets noun (ˈæɡrɪɡɪt; -ˌɡeɪt)
3. a sum or assemblage of many separate units; sum total
4. (geology) a rock, such as granite, consisting of a mixture of minerals
5. the sand and stone mixed with cement and water to make concrete
6. a group of closely related biotypes produced by apomixis, such as brambles, which are the Rubus fruticosus aggregate
7. in the aggregate, taken as a whole verb (ˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪt)
8. to combine or be combined into a body, etc
9. (transitive) to amount to (a number) Derived Formsaggregately, adverbaggregative (ˈæɡrɪˌɡeɪtɪv) adjective Word OriginC16, from Latin aggregāre to add to a flock or herd, attach (oneself) to, from grex flockCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1400, from Latin aggregatus "associated," literally "united in a flock," past participle of aggregare "add to (a flock), lead to a flock, bring together (in a flock)," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + gregare "herd" (see gregarious).
c.1400, from Latin aggregatum, neuter past participle of aggregare (see aggregate (adj.)). Related, Aggregated; aggregating.
"number of persons, things, etc., regarded as a unit," early 15c., from noun use of Latin adjective aggregatum, neuter of aggregatus (see aggregate (adj.)).
On two of these peninsulas on the east side of the Grand Harbour, and at their base, are built the aggregate of towns called the Three Cities - Vittoriosa, Conspicua and Senglea (see Malta).
If, on the other hand, we have to deal with a system of molecules of whose motions in the aggregate we become conscious only by indirect means, while we know absolutely nothing either of the motions or positions of any individual molecule, it is obvious that we cannot grasp single molecules and control their movements so as to derive the full amount of work from the system.
In 188o the number of charitable institutions (exclusive of public pawnshops, or Monti di Piet, and other institutions which combine operations of credit with charity) was approximately 22,000, with an aggregate patrimony of nearly 80,000,000.
Aggregate 6 killed and 454 injured; the six deaths were due to collisions, while of the cases of injury 372 occurred by collisions, 47 by derailments, and 35 by other accidents to trains.
If the land taken from wheat had been cropped with one or both of the other cereals, the aggregate area would have remained about the same.
Since then the race has been drifting steadily southward and eastward, a vast, aggregate of small independent clans united by no common government, but all obeying a common impulse to move outwards from their original seats along the line of least resistance.
Specimens may be sent to Europe for expert examination up to an aggregate weight of 2000 tons, on paying the requisite duties.
With an aggregate debt of $6,329,794, and $13,463,211 was spent for public educational purposes.
I further believe the aggregate effect of these breaks will forever change life on this planet and usher in a new Golden Age for humanity.
And if each of those billion people in turn shared a million of their life experiences, and you recorded them, you'd have an aggregate number of life experiences so large I had to look it up online.
Other mechanisms will encourage nations to cooperate and will provide disincentives to unpopular unilateral action, but the surrendering of sovereignty is neither likely nor, in aggregate, a good idea.
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