I. adjective Etymology: Middle English aggregat, from Latin aggregatus, past participle of aggregare to add to, from ad- + greg-, grex flock Date: 15th century formed by the collection of units or particles into a body, mass, or amount ; collective: as a. (1) clustered in a dense mass or head <
an aggregate flower
(2) formed from several separate ovaries of a single flower <
aggregate fruit
b. composed of mineral crystals of one or more kinds or of mineral rock fragments c. taking all units as a whole <
aggregate sales
aggregately adverbaggregateness noun II. transitive verb (-gated; -gating) Date: 15th century 1. to collect or gather into a mass or whole 2. to amount in the aggregate to ; total III. noun Date: 15th century 1. a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another 2. the whole sum or amount ; sum total 3. a. an aggregate rock b. any of several hard inert materials (as sand, gravel, or slag) used for mixing with a cementing material to form concrete, mortar, or plaster c. a clustered mass of individual soil particles varied in shape, ranging in size from a microscopic granule to a small crumb, and considered the basic structural unit of soil 4. set 21 5. monetary aggregate

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