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Definition of "aggregate" []

  • Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market. (adjective)
  • Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster. (adjective)
  • Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means. (adjective)
  • A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount: "An empire is the aggregate of many states under one common head” ( Edmund Burke). (noun)
  • The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aggregate" in a sentence
  • "The first is what I call aggregate influence, which is that one person's actions gets aggregated with that of many others and suddenly it has a big impact."
  • "All our premises are in the French Concession, which amount in the aggregate is about 15 thousand taels or 20 thousand Mexican dollars more or less."
  • "Who doesn't want you to think in the aggregate is a saleman."