from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Constituting or amounting to a whole; total.
- adjective Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
- adjective Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
- noun A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount.
- noun The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.
- intransitive verb To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.
- intransitive verb To amount to; total.
- intransitive verb To collect (content from different sources on the Internet) into one webpage or newsreader.
- intransitive verb To come together or collect in a mass or whole.
- idiom (in the aggregate) Taken into account as a whole.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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
aggregatea 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.
- noun A sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount; any combined whole considered with reference to its constituent parts.
- noun Any hard material added to lime to make concrete.
- noun Milit., the total commissioned and enlisted force of any post, department, division, corps, or other command.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. “The
- transitive verb To add or unite, .
- transitive verb colloq. To amount in the aggregate to.
- adjective Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
- adjective (Anat.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
- adjective (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.
- adjective (Min. & Geol.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
- adjective (Zoöl.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
- adjective (Law) See under
- noun A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars
- noun (Physics) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a
compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
- noun collectively; together.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something
consistingof elementsbut considered as a whole.
- noun A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
- noun mathematics, obsolete A
set(collection of objects).
- noun music The full
chromatic scaleof twelve equal tempered pitches.
- noun roofing Crushed
stone, crushed slagor water-worn gravelused for surfacing a built-up roof system.
- noun Solid particles of low
aspect ratioadded to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrixand any fibersor reinforcements, especially the graveland sandadded to concrete. (technical)
- adjective Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined;
- adjective Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
- adjective Formed into clusters or groups of
- adjective botany Composed of several
floretswithin a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpelsformed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
- adjective Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
- adjective United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
- verb transitive To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
- verb transitive To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
- verb transitive To amount in the aggregate to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb amount in the aggregate to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The first is what I call aggregate influence, which is that one person's actions gets aggregated with that of many others and suddenly it has a big impact.
All our premises are in the French Concession, which amount in the aggregate is about 15 thousand taels or 20 thousand Mexican dollars more or less.
Who doesn't want you to think in the aggregate is a saleman.
AMR's Total Debt, which it defines as the aggregate of its long-term debt, capital lease obligations, the principal amount of airport facility tax-exempt bonds, and the present value of aircraft operating lease obligations, was $15.1 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of
Therefore, again, there is no net increase in aggregate demand.
"Although we continued to make progress across some key businesses this quarter, our results in aggregate clearly do not reflect the true potential of Morgan Stanley's global client franchise and I am not satisfied with our overall performance," said Chief Executive James Gorman in a statement.
Well if people are observed in aggregate to respond to marginal tax rate cuts, then it supports the classical view.
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.
I travel a great deal-in aggregate, three months or more of each year on the road-and having hundreds of books in my pocket is enormously handy.
Health Care, Professor Fogel looks at the trends affecting the major factor in aggregate medical expenses: the illnesses of the elderly.