In aggregate – definition of in aggregate by The Free Dictionary

ag·gre·gate

 (ăg′rĭ-gĭt)

adj.

1. Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market.

2. Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.

3. Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.

n.

1. 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).

2. The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.

v. (-gāt′) ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing, ag·gre·gates

v.tr.

1. To gather into a mass, sum, or whole: aggregated the donations into one bank account.

2. To amount to; total: Revenues will aggregate more than one million dollars.

3. To collect (content from different sources on the internet) into one webpage or newsreader.

v.intr.

To come together or collect in a mass or whole: “Some [bacteria]aggregate so closely as to mimic a multicellular organism” (Gina Kolata). “The first stars began to form when hydrogen and helium gas left over from the Big Bang aggregated into dense clouds” (Paul Davies).

Idiom:

in the aggregate

Taken into account as a whole: Unit sales for December amounted in the aggregate to 100,000.


[Middle 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).]

ag′gre·gate·ly adv.

ag′gre·ga′tion n.

ag′gre·ga′tive adj.

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aggregate

adj

1. formed of separate units collected into a whole; collective; corporate

2. (Botany) (of fruits and flowers) composed of a dense cluster of carpels or florets

n

3. a sum or assemblage of many separate units; sum total

4. (Geological Science) geology a rock, such as granite, consisting of a mixture of minerals

5. (Building) the sand and stone mixed with cement and water to make concrete

6. (Botany) a group of closely related biotypes produced by apomixis, such as brambles, which are the Rubus fruticosus aggregate

7. in the aggregate taken as a whole

vb

8. to combine or be combined into a body, etc

9. (tr) to amount to (a number)

[C16: from Latin aggregāre to add to a flock or herd, attach (oneself) to, from grex flock]

ˈaggregately adv

aggregative adj

ˈaggreˌgatively adv

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ag•gre•gate

(adj., n. ˈæg rɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt; v. -ˌgeɪt)

adj., n., v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. adj.

1. formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined.

2.

a. (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy.

b. (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.

3. (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.

n.

4. a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount.

5. any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.

v.t.

6. to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.

7. to amount to (the number of).

v.i.

8. to combine and form a collection or mass.

Idioms:

in the aggregate, considered as a whole.

[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin aggregātus, past participle of aggregāre to join together]

ag′gre•gate•ly, adv.

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