What does aggregate mean?

Definitions for aggregate
ˈæg rɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt; -ˌgeɪtag·gre·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sum, total, totality, aggregatenoun

    the whole amount

  2. aggregatenoun

    material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster

  3. aggregate, congeries, conglomerationadjective

    a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

  4. aggregate, aggregated, aggregative, massadjective

    formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole

    "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"; "the aggregated amount of indebtedness"

  5. aggregateverb

    composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets

    "raspberries are aggregate fruits"

  6. aggregateverb

    amount in the aggregate to

  7. aggregate, combineverb

    gather in a mass, sum, or whole

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aggregateadjective

    Framed by the collection of any particular parts into one mass, body, or system.

    Etymology: aggregatus, Lat.

    They had, for a long time together, produced many other inept combinations, or aggregate forms of particular things, and nonsensical systems of the whole. John Ray, on the Creation.

  2. Aggregatenoun

    The complex or collective result of the conjunction or acervation of many particulars.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    The reason of the far greatest part of mankind, is but an aggregate of mistaken phantasms, and, in things not sensible, a constant delusion. Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica.

    A great number of such living and thinking particles could not possibly, by their mutual contact, and pressing, and striking, compose one greater individual animal, with one mind and understanding, and a vital consension of the whole body; any more than a swarm of bees, or a crowd of men and women, can be conceived to make up one particular living creature, compounded and constituted of the aggregate of them all. Richard Bentley.

  3. To AGGREGATEverb

    To collect together; to heap many particulars into one mass.

    Etymology: aggrego, Lat.

    The aggregated soil
    Death, with his mace petrisick, cold, and dry,
    As with a trident, smote. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.


  1. aggregate

    Aggregate can be defined as a collection of items that are gathered together to form a whole. These items can vary and can include elements, particles, individuals or units. Aggregate can also refer to a material composed of a mixture of smaller forms, for instance, in construction, where materials like gravel, sand or crushed stone are combined to form aggregate. In general, it emphasizes a collective sum or mass.

  2. aggregate

    Aggregate refers to a collective whole or sum formed by combining several separate elements. This term is widely used in fields like economics and data analysis, where it signifies the sum of individual parts or units. It can also refer to the process of grouping things together. In construction, it refers to a material or mixture principally containing gravel and crushed stones, used in concrete.

  3. aggregate

    Aggregate generally refers to a whole formed by combining several smaller elements, individuals, or quantities. It can be used in various context within social, economic, geological, and technological fields. In its broadest sense, it signifies the total or sum of individual parts or units brought together.

  4. aggregate

    Aggregate generally refers to a whole formed by combining several separate elements or a material or structure formed from a loosely compacted mass of fragments or particles. It is used to describe a collection or sum total of individual units or elements brought together. In both construction and programming, it refers to several distinct elements grouped together.

  5. aggregate

    Aggregate, in general, refers to a collection or combination of various elements or things gathered into a whole. It can also refer to the total amount or sum made up by combining several quantities, units, or items. The term is commonly used across different fields such as economics, geology, statistics, and data analysis.

  6. aggregate

    Aggregate refers to a collective sum, whole, or combination formed by bringing together separate elements, items, or individuals; often used to analyze or examine as a single entity. It can also be used in a material context, referring to a mass or collection of particles, fragments or mineral compounds mixed in varying proportions.

  7. aggregate

    Aggregate refers to a whole or total amount formed by combining separate elements or components. It can be used in various contexts such as mathematics, economics, and construction. In general, it means a combined or collective sum produced by bringing together individual units or parts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggregateverb

    to bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."

  2. Aggregateverb

    to add or unite, as, a person, to an association

  3. Aggregateverb

    to amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels

  4. Aggregateadjective

    formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective

  5. Aggregateadjective

    formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands

  6. Aggregateadjective

    composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry

  7. Aggregateadjective

    having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means

  8. Aggregateadjective

    united into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals

  9. Aggregatenoun

    a mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc

  10. Aggregatenoun

    a mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles

  11. Etymology: [L. aggregatus, p. p.]


  1. Aggregate

    Aggregate is the component of a composite material that resists compressive stress and provides bulk to the composite material. For efficient filling, aggregate should be much smaller than the finished item, but have a wide variety of sizes. For example, the particles of stone used to make concrete typically include both sand and gravel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aggregate

    ag′greg-āt, v.t. to collect into a mass: to accumulate.—v.i. (rare) to add as a member to a society: to combine with.—adj. formed of parts taken together.—n. the sum total.—adv. Ag′gregately.—n. Aggregā′tion, act of aggregating: state of being collected together: an aggregate.—adj. Ag′gregative. [L. aggregāre, -ātum, to bring together, as a flock—ad, to, grex, gregis, a flock.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aggregate' in Adjectives Frequency: #953

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggregate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggregate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of aggregate in a Sentence

  1. Helen Keller:

    The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

  2. Yehia Zaki:

    It varies depending on which ministry, which agency, but the aggregate of it for me as a private sector consultant is positive, is better than other interactions with Egyptian governments.

  3. David Lebovitz:

    While things look fairly valued in aggregate, it's too late to sell the energy sector and too early to buy it.

  4. John Dearie:

    It's just a ratio that assumes a constant level of aggregate risk among all large banks, which given the significant changes over the past few years, is undoubtedly not true.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office ... the gap between income and wealth of white and black America persists, and we've got more work to do on that front.

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  • مجموعArabic
  • общ, съвкупност, присъединявам се, съединявам, съставен, сумарен, пълнител, агрегатBulgarian
  • AggregatGerman
  • σύνολοGreek
  • total, conjunto, agregado, juntar, conglomerado, sumarSpanish
  • تجمیعPersian
  • kokonaissumma, kokonaisuus, kerätä, kokouma, koota yhteen, runkoaine, aggregaatti, kokonaismäärä, liittää, ryhmittää, keräytymäFinnish
  • agrégat, granulatsFrench
  • tionólIrish
  • agregatIndonesian
  • aggregato, aggregareItalian
  • 集計Japanese
  • 골재Korean
  • aggregateLatin
  • samenvoegen, massa, chromatische toonladder, zich verenigen, samenstel, complex, geheel, aggregaat, bedragen, twaalftonenreeksDutch
  • agregatPolish
  • agregadoPortuguese
  • tot, masăRomanian
  • slå samman, sammanfogaSwedish
  • agrega, yığın, yığmak, kitle, küme, kütle, toplamakTurkish

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