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Meaning of 'aggregate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aggregate [ a.]
- Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
- Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
- Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
- 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.
2 . Aggregate [ n.]
- A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
- A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
3 . Aggregate [ v. t.]
- To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."
- To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
- To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.

Meaning of 'aggregate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . aggregate [ s]
Meaning (1):
- formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
Example in sentence:
  • aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year;
  • the aggregated amount of indebtedness
Meaning (2):
- composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets
Example in sentence:
  • raspberries are aggregate fruits