Aggregate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæɡrɪɡət|  American pronunciation of the word aggregate
Brit.  |ˈæɡrɪɡət|  British pronunciation of the word aggregate

noun

- the whole amount (syn: sum, total, totality)
- material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster
- a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together (syn: congeries, conglomeration)

verb

- amount in the aggregate to
- gather in a mass, sum, or whole (syn: combine)

adjective

- formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole(syn: aggregated, aggregative, mass)
- composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets

Examples

The university receives more than half its aggregate income from government sources.

The team with the highest aggregate score wins.

The Web site aggregates content from many other sites.

...over time, her petty thefts aggregated a significant shortfall in the company's books...

...numerous episodes of pilferage, taken in the aggregate, can really add up to a significant sum...

The general only regards his men as masses, so much aggregate of force.

That marvellous aggregate which we know as the Greek nation.

Population is aggregated in small villages.

The smaller minorities got an aggregate of 1,327 votes.

In the aggregate (=as a group or in total), women outlive men by 7 or more years.

Manchester United won 2-1 on aggregate.

an increase in the aggregate production

Sheila's earnings from all sources aggregated £100,000.

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

aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: aggregate
he/she/it: aggregates
present participle: aggregating
past tense: aggregated
past participle: aggregated
noun
singular: aggregate
plural: aggregates
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