aggregate meaning

[ 'ægrigeit ] Pronunciation:   "aggregate" in a sentence
Adjective: aggregate  agrigut
  1. Formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
    "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"
    - aggregated, aggregative, mass 
  2. Composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets
    "raspberries are aggregate fruits"
Noun: aggregate  agrigut
  1. The whole amount
    - sum, total, totality 
  2. Material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster 
  3. A sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
    - congeries, conglomeration
Verb: aggregate  'agri`geyt
  1. Amount in the aggregate to 
  2. Gather in a mass, sum, or whole
    - combine

Derived forms: aggregated, aggregating, aggregates

See also: aggregator, collective, multiple

Type of: add up, amalgamate, amount, come, commix, material, mingle, mix, stuff, sum, sum total, summation, unify, unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Aggregate


An inert granular material such as natural sand, manufactured sand, gravel, crushed gravel, crushed stone, vermiculite, perlite, and air-cooled blast-furnace slag, which when bound together into a conglomerate mass by a matrix forms concrete or mortar.


An inert granular material that may be added to gypsum plaster.

noun, adjective, verb

noun // [C, usually sing.]

the total number or amount made up of smaller amounts that are collected together:

She has now purchased an aggregate of 16% of the company's shares.


in (the) aggregate (formal)

added together as a total or single amount:

Businesses are, in the aggregate, deeper in debt than ever before.

adjective // [only before noun]

(Technical )

made up of several amounts that are added together to form a total number:

The aggregate cost of the equipment was about $1 million.

aggregate figures/profits

the aggregate value of household wealth

verb // [+ obj]

(Technical )

to combine different items or amounts into a single group or total:

This website aggregates hundreds of thousands of sales and promotions.

A wife's income is no longer aggregated with that of her husband.

aggregation // noun [U,C]:

the aggregation of data

vt -gat·ed; -gat·ing : to collect or gather into a mass or whole ‹aggregated human albumin›
n : a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another
adj : formed by the collection of units or particles into a body, mass, or amount

[Oil and gas]
An essentially inert material of mineral origin having a particle size predominantly greater than 10 mesh. Also a group of two or more individual particles held together by strong forces which are not subject to dispersion by normal mixing or handling. The mineral matter used together with bitumen to create asphalt for road construction.


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  1. the aggregate size determines the area.
  2. the aggregate size determines the area.
  3. the sum will aggregate a thousand dollars.
  4. in aggregate this situation is untenable.
  5. these enzyme aggregates provide a mechanism.

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