American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market.
- adj. Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
- adj. Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
- n. A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount: "An empire is the aggregate of many states under one common head” ( Edmund Burke).
- n. The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.
- v. To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.
- v. To amount to; total.
- v. To come together or collect in a mass or whole: "Some [bacteria]aggregate so closely as to mimic a multicellular organism” ( Gina Kolata).
- idiom. in the aggregate Taken into account as a whole: Unit sales for December amounted in the aggregate to 100,000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring together; collect into a sum, mass, or body: as, “the aggregated soil,” Milton, P. L., x. 293.
- To amount to (the number of); make (the sum or total of): an elliptical use.
- To add or unite to as a constituent member; make a part of the aggregate of: as, to aggregate a person to a company or society.
- To come together into a sum or mass; combine and form a collection or mass.
- Formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: as, the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
- Specifically— In geology, composed of several different mineral constituents capable of being separated by mechanical means: as, granite is an aggregate rock.
- In anatomy, clustered: as, aggregate glands (Peyer's glands)
- In botany, forming a dense cluster. In zoology, compound; associated. In law, composed of many individuals united into one association.
- n. A sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount; any combined whole considered with reference to its constituent parts. An aggregate is essentially a sum, as, for example, a heap of sand, whose parts are loosely or accidentally associated. When the relation between the parts is more intimate — either chemical, as in a molecule or a crystal, or organic, as in a living body, or for the realization of a design, as in a house — the sum ceases to be a mere aggregate and becomes a compound, a combination, an organism, etc. But in a general way anything consisting of distinguishable elements may be called an aggregate of those elements: as, man is an aggregate of structures and organs; a mineral or volcanic aggregate (that is, a compound rock).
- n. Any hard material added to lime to make concrete.
- n. Milit., the total commissioned and enlisted force of any post, department, division, corps, or other command.
- n. In logic, a whole of aggregants which is universally predicable of every one of its aggregants and is not predicable of any individual of which none of its aggregants is predicable. So, likewise, a proposition which would be true under any circumstances whatsoever under which anyone of a collection of propositions would be true, but which would under no circumstances be true when none the propositions of that collection were true, would be the aggregate of those propositions as its aggregants.
- n. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.
- n. A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
- n. mathematics, obsolete A set (collection of objects).
- n. music The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.
- n. roofing Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.
- n. Solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrix and any fibers or reinforcements, especially the gravel and sand added to concrete. (technical)
- adj. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
- adj. Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
- adj. Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
- adj. botany Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
- adj. Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
- adj. United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
- v. transitive To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
- v. transitive To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
- v. transitive To amount in the aggregate to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. “The
- v. To add or unite, .
- v. colloq. To amount in the aggregate to.
- adj. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
- adj. (Anat.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
- adj. (Bot.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
- adj. (Min. & Geol.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
- adj. (Zoöl.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
- n. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars
- n. (Physics) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a
compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
- v. amount in the aggregate to
- v. gather in a mass, sum, or whole
- n. a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
- n. the whole amount
- adj. composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets
- n. material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster
- adj. formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
- From Latin aggregātus, perfect passive participle of aggregō ("I flock together"), from ag-, combining form of ad ("to, toward"), + gregō ("I flock or group"), from grex ("flock"). Compare gregarious. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English aggregat, from Latin aggregātus, past participle of aggregāre, to add to : ad-, ad- + gregāre, to collect (from grex, greg-, flock. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Well the US will spend more in aggregate because 30 million more people will be paying for insurance and theoretically getting health care, but costs will not rise as fast as they are projected to now.”
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