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aggregate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aggregātus, perfect passive participle of aggregō (I flock together), from ag-, combining form of ad (to, toward), + gregō (I flock or group), from grex (flock). Compare gregarious.

PronunciationEdit

Noun and adjective
Verb

NounEdit

aggregate (plural aggregates)

  1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.
  2. A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
  3. (mathematics, obsolete) A set (collection of objects).
  4. (music) The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.
  5. (roofing) Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.
  6. Solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrix and any fibers or reinforcements, especially the gravel and sand added to concrete. (technical)

SynonymsEdit

  • mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars: cluster

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ReferencesEdit

  • DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465, Ch. 6.

AdjectiveEdit

aggregate (comparative more aggregate, superlative most aggregate)

  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.
    aggregate glands.
  4. (botany) 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.

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VerbEdit

aggregate (third-person singular simple present aggregates, present participle aggregating, simple past and past participle aggregated)

  1. (transitive) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
    The aggregated soil.
  2. (transitive) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  3. (transitive) To amount in the aggregate to.
    ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

aggregate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of aggregare
  2. second-person plural imperative of aggregare
  3. feminine plural of aggregato

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

aggregāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of aggregō