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Definition of Aggregate


  1. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."
  2. To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  3. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
  4. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
  5. Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
  6. Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
  7. Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
  8. United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
  9. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
  10. A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.

Aggregate Quotations

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time.
Jean Piaget

Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
Paul Valery

I don't know that you're able to measure your aggregate wisdom as you go through life. I can't say that I ever feel that I'm sitting on top of a growing mound of wisdom.
Dylan Moran

I see disappointment as something small and aggregate rather than something unified or great. With a little effort, every failure can be turned into something good.
Eleanor Catton
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Aggregate Translations

aggregate in Dutch is aggregatie, aggregaat
aggregate in German is sich, belaufen auf, Gesamtmenge, Summe
aggregate in Portuguese is agregado
aggregate in Spanish is agregado, agregar
aggregate in Swedish is total, aggregat
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