aggregate[ag′rə git; for v., -gāt′]
- The definition of aggregate is a fruit or flower that has many similar parts or clusters that form it.
An example of an aggregate fruit is the blackberry.
- The definition of aggregate is a whole or total amount of something.
- An example of the adjective aggregate would be to describe the total amount of cars sold by a sales team in one month.
- An example of the adjective aggregate would be how the President represents the total population of the country; the aggregate population.
- An example of the adjective aggregate would be the federal unemployment rate which is a combination measure of the unemployment rates of all the communities across the country.
- Aggregate is defined as “in total.”
An example of usage of the word aggregate as an idiom would be to say “In aggregate, we raised $1000 in funds by selling Girl Scout Cookies.”
- Aggregate is defined as a complete amount.
An example of an aggregate would be the total number of students in all of one grade level.
- Aggregate means to combine or mix together.
An example of aggregate is to mix ingredients for concrete together.
- To aggregate is to add together.
An example of aggregate is to add individual amounts of candy bars sold to find the total.
An aggregate fruit is the blackberry.
- gathered into, or considered as, a whole; total: the aggregate number of unemployed
- massed into a dense head or cluster, as a flower
- formed of closely clustered carpels, as the raspberry
- Geol. made up of a mixture of mineral fragments, crystals, or similar materials: an aggregate rock
Origin of aggregateClassical Latin aggregatus, past participle of aggregare, to lead to a flock, add to ; from ad-, to + gregare, to herd ; from grex (gen. gregis), a herd
- a group or mass of distinct things gathered into, or considered as, a total or whole
- the sand or pebbles added to cement in making concrete or mortar
- an aggregate rock
in the aggregate
- Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market.
- Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
- Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
- 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).
- The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.
verbag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing, ag·gre·gates
- To gather into a mass, sum, or whole: aggregated the donations into one bank account.
- To amount to; total: Revenues will aggregate more than one million dollars.
- To collect (content from different sources on the Internet) into one webpage or newsreader.
Origin of aggregateMiddle English aggregat, from Latin aggregātus, past participle of aggregāre, to add to : ad-, ad- + gregāre, to collect (from grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots).
- A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.
- A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
- (music) The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.
- (roofing) Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.
- 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)
(comparative more aggregate, superlative most aggregate)
- Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
- Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
- Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
- aggregate glands.
- (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.
- Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
- United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
(third-person singular simple present aggregates, present participle aggregating, simple past and past participle aggregated)
- To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
- The aggregated soil.
- To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
- To amount in the aggregate to.
- ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
aggregate - Computer Definition
To gather, collect or assemble. For example, "to aggregate data" means to gather separate sets of data. As a noun, "aggregate data" is data that has been collected from two or more sources. See content aggregator.
aggregate - Legal Definition
- The sum, total, or whole of all the parts.
- To collect or combine.