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Aggregate meaning

aggregate - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; " aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"; " the aggregated amount of indebtedness"
  2. 2. formed of separate units in a cluster; " raspberries are aggregate fruits"
  3. 3. To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  4. 4. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
  5. 5. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
  6. 6. Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
  7. 7. Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
  8. 8. Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
  9. 9. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
  10. 10. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. The aggregated soil.
  11. 11. United into a common organized mass; - said of certain compound animals.
  12. 12. A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; - in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
  13. 13. To collect or bring together; to amount to; as, his debts aggregated fifty dollars.
  14. 14. Total; as, the aggregate of his debts; the entire number; mass.
  15. 15. Formed into a mass or total; as, the aggregate amount.
  16. 16. Aggregation.
  17. 17. A sum or total.
  18. 18. Formed of parts collected.
  19. 19. To gather together, or into a mass.

aggregate - examples of usage

  1. The aggregate capital employed by the business men of these small towns must amount to an immense sum, and the depreciation of their investments is of more than local concern. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. It may be taken as a fact that most of the books of this kind published during the last half- century- many millions of copies in the aggregate- are still in existence and are valued possessions. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. The family is so much more to us than the closest of ties which we can form on lines of business, charity, or even friendship; because in place of an aggregate of individuals, each with his separate interests, the family presents a life in which each member shares in a good which is common to all. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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