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Meaning of AGGREGATE

Pronunciation:  [v]'agri`geyt, 'agrigut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the whole amount
  2. [n]  a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
  3. [adj]  gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; "the aggregate amount of indebtedness"
  4. [adj]  (botany) formed of separate units in a cluster; "raspberries are aggregate fruits"
  5. [v]  gather in a mass, sum, or whole
  6. [v]  amount in the aggregate to

AGGREGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aggregative, collective, combine, congeries, conglomeration, mass, multiple, sum, total, totality
 See Also: add up, amalgamate, amount, come, commix, mingle, mix, nekton, plankton, sum, sum total, summation, unify, unit, unitise, unitize, whole, whole thing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ag"gre*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggregated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Aggregating}.] [L. aggregatus, p. p. of
    aggregare to lead to a flock or herd; ad + gregare to collect
    into a flock, grex flock, herd. See {Gregarious}.]
    1. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. ``The
       aggregated soil.'' --Milton.
    2. To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
             It is many times hard to discern to which of the two
             sorts, the good or the bad, a man ought to be
             aggregated.                           --Wollaston.
    3. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating
       five hundred bushels. [Colloq.]
    Syn: To heap up; accumulate; pile; collect.
  2. \Ag"gre*gate\, a. [L. aggregatus, p. p.]
    1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or
       sum; collective.
             The aggregate testimony of many hundreds. --Sir T.
    2. (Anat.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as,
       aggregate glands.
    3. (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.
    4. (Min. & Geol.) Having the several component parts adherent
       to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by
       mechanical means.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of
       certain compound animals.
    {Corporation aggregate}. (Law) See under {Corporation}.
  3. \Ag"gre*gate\, n.
    1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is
       an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
    Note: In an aggregate the particulars are less intimately
          mixed than in a compound.
    2. (Physics) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous
       particles; -- in distinction from a {compound}, formed by
       the union of heterogeneous particles.
    {In the aggregate}, collectively; together.
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