aggregate


aggregate
adjective /ˈægrəgət / (say 'agruhguht)

1. formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount owed in taxes.
2. Botany
a. (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering as in composites.
b. (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.
noun /ˈægrəgət / (say 'agruhguht)
3. a sum, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount: the aggregate of all past experience.
4. Cricket
a. the total number of runs scored, or wickets taken, by a player in a season or tour.
b. the total number of runs scored by a team in a season or tour.
5. the total number of marks obtained in an examination.
6. Geology a mixture of different mineral substances separable by mechanical means, as granite.
7. any hard material added to cement to make concrete.
verb (aggregated, aggregating)
verb (t) /ˈægrəgeɪt / (say 'agruhgayt)
8. to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.
9. to amount to (the number of): the guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.
verb (i) /ˈægrəgeɪt / (say 'agruhgayt)
10. to combine and form a collection or mass.
phrase
11. in the aggregate, taken together; considered as a whole; collectively.
{Latin aggregātus, past participle, added to}
aggregately, adverb
aggregative, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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