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Dictionary Definition

aggregate adj
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" [syn: aggregated, aggregative, mass]
2 formed of separate units in a cluster; "raspberries are aggregate fruits"

Noun

1 a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together [syn: congeries, conglomeration]
2 the whole amount [syn: sum, total, totality]

Verb

1 amount in the aggregate to
2 gather in a mass, sum, or whole [syn: combine]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From perfect passive participle aggregatus aggregare, from ag- ad- + gregare, from grex

Pronunciation 1

  • AHD: ă'grĭgət
  • /ˈæɡrɪɡət/
  • SAMPA: /"}
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Translations
a mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars
a mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles
the full chromatic or the set of all twelve pitch classes
solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material

Adjective

  1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
  2. consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
  3. Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
  4. Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
  5. Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
  6. United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.

Translations

Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum
consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts
Formed into clusters or groups of lobules
Composed of several florets within a common involucre
Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means
United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals

Pronunciation 2

  • AHD: ă'grĭgāt

Extensive Definition

Aggregate may refer to:
  • Aggregate demand, in economics, the total demand for goods and services in the economy during a specific time period.
  • Aggregate data, in statistics, data combined from several measurements.
  • Aggregate (Pāli, khandha; Sanskrit, skandha), in Buddhism, refers to a category of sensory experiences.
  • In computer science (especially SQL), an aggregate function calculates a scalar result from a set or list of objects.

See also

aggregate in Czech: Agregát
aggregate in Estonian: Agregaat
aggregate in French: Agrégat
aggregate in Dutch: Aggregaat

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