Adjective "aggregate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A whole formed by combining several separate elements.
  1. 'For neither in any one single thing, nor in the whole aggregate and series of things, can there be found the sufficient reason of existence.'
  2. 'Goffs broke all records for both turnover and average at its premier Orby and Challenge sales with the combined aggregate passing the £39 million barrier.'
  3. 'Except as noted below, data on all cause and cause specific child and infant mortality and of age distribution of child and infant mortality were regional estimates or other aggregates.'
  4. 'These objects remain largely as they have always been, an aggregate of separate dust grains and frozen water, loosely held together.'
  5. 'The goal of analyzing and interpreting data is to reduce the enormous amount of raw data that have been collected to a manageable aggregate.'
  6. 'The pattern is seen first as aggregates to assemble in the mind, information acquired bit by bit, as in reality.'
  7. 'Human organs are complex aggregates of cells and tissues, and it is possible that concentrations of trace elements vary among the various aggregates.'
  8. 'According to Leibniz, the whole world is an aggregate of monads.'
  9. 'Rather, economists argue that at the margin, the more costly it is to engage in an activity, the less it will be undertaken particularly when dealing with aggregates of separate actions.'
  10. 'he set the pace with a one-over-par aggregate of 151'
  11. 'Interestingly, despite their team being 6-1 down on aggregate, Bayer Leverkusen's fans have not stopped singing and chanting since the match began.'
  12. 'Zesco who are yet to concede a goal earned the second round berth after eliminating PAS Mates 4-0 on aggregate.'
  13. 'On their way to the 1991 African Cup Winners Cup triumph over BCC Lions of Nigeria, Power beat Rivatex 4-3 on aggregate in the first round.'
  14. 'Four minutes later, Singapore scored to level the tie on aggregate.'
  15. 'Surprisingly only finished second to Switzerland, before beating Wales 1-0 on aggregate in a nervy play-off.'
  16. 'Freuberg won 4-0 to advance 4-2 on aggregate to the third round.'
  17. 'The win, their eighth in 10 matches this month, was worth three points as they tacked on the bonus for winning on aggregate over the home and away fixtures.'
  18. 'With five minutes to go the score was 6-4 and the teams were level on aggregate.'
  19. 'Barcelona are now totally in charge, with the scores level on aggregate and two away-goals to their credit.'
  20. 'After beating the Swedes 4-0 on aggregate, the team is now mixing with the powerhouse clubs in what looks like the strongest field ever assembled.'
A material or structure formed from a mass of fragments or particles loosely compacted together.
  1. 'The stability of an aggregate will depend on the number of vesicles in the aggregate and on the energy per vesicle.'
  2. 'The crystals were yellow-brown aggregates of needle-shaped structures that simulated haystacks.'
  3. 'Malachite is also well known as loosely coherent aggregates and. as thin green films and stains.'
  4. 'Marcasite, when viewed in hand specimen, tends to form crudely banded masses or massive aggregates.'
  5. 'The simulations predict loose aggregates of particles with many branches in a complex network, like a portion of a spider's web.'
  6. 'According to Brownlee, the loose aggregate of particles seen on comets may represent the first generation of solids in the solar system.'
  7. 'So I could infer the general composition of that… aggregate clump by the fireplace, but I'll be switched if I know its point of origin.'
  8. 'The fine sand and silt size fraction comprised decayed plant material, pollen, occasional chitin fragments, clay aggregates, diatoms and fine silicates.'
  9. 'If the platelets are not separated, it is unlikely that the shear forces generated during the compounding process will be sufficient to overcome the forces holding the aggregates together.'
  10. 'use aggregate for the first layer when filling the trench'
  11. 'But recovered concrete can be crushed and used as road gravel or aggregate.'
  12. 'A contract to rebuild a stretch of the A5087 on Rampside Road in Barrow is a pilot scheme in which recycled glass is mixed in with the stone aggregate normally used in the lower layers of the road.'
  13. 'All these trucks turn up at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon with gravel and sand and aggregate, wanting to dump it.'
  14. 'Aggregates are concrete and other materials sorted, crushed and mixed so as to form mixed aggregate in pieces of 70 mm, or less, in diameter.'
  15. 'He started work just after 8am and had been helping to unload stones and aggregate in large bags from a ship's hold.'
  16. 'The funding was a result of a Government tax levied on every tonne of stone aggregate extracted from quarrying.'
  17. 'Britain used to have a healthy stable of big concrete, aggregate and cement groups, from Blue Circle to Tarmac and RMC.'
  18. 'Assuming that the concrete has good aggregate to begin with, enduring freezing and thawing is the primary durability issue.'
  19. 'The original structural system, including the roof, was entirely cast-in-place reinforced concrete using normal-weight aggregate.'
  20. 'Old concrete that has reached the end of its service life can be recycled and reused as aggregate for new concrete mixtures.'


Formed or calculated by the combination of several separate elements; total.
  1. 'Your children may receive an aggregate amount of gifts and inheritances to the value of 456,438 from their parents, free from Irish tax.'
  2. 'From the aggregate data, we calculated the overall rates of frequencies of patient identification and vital sign monitoring.'
  3. 'Registering trustees are required to report the aggregate amount of funds under supervision and the names of the trusts.'
  4. 'He asked them to determine whether there were any separate or aggregate health issues that would mean General Pinochet was unfit to stand trial in Spain.'
  5. 'Satanjib Dutta of Cotton College has topped the final list this year, with letter marks in six subjects and total aggregate marks of 439.'
  6. 'The aggregate amount of loans also picked up drastically, from 7.3 billion leva to 11.1 billion leva.'
  7. 'We think you will agree therefore that the test is whether the aggregate amount of rent payable during the year commencing 12 April 1983 exceeded two thirds of the rateable value of the property on that date.'
  8. 'Their parting present to SE was to increase the aggregate amount which it could legally have outstanding from £2bn to £3bn.'
  9. 'Why not, in addition to accelerating the promised development assistance, increase the aggregate amount of aid by the next summit in 2003?'
  10. 'The aggregate amount of the assessed tax was £1, 245, 545 plus interest.'
  11. 'Dandelions are so hard to identify that many botanists will record them as the aggregate.'
  12. 'Rifai (1969) adopted the concept of ‘aggregate’ species, and distinguished nine ‘species aggregates’, and admitted that some of them (particularly T. hamatum) likely contain two or more morphologically indistinguishable species.'
  13. 'If treated as a variety of the aggregate species D. intermedia, the New Zealand plant must bear the varietal name of norfolkensis, whether it occurs elsewhere or not.'
  14. 'For this reason, other economists, such as the authors of the UN Human Development Report, routinely exclude China from aggregate data covering developing nations.'
  15. 'The notion that economies, as a whole, sometimes lack sufficient drive derives from a faulty set of economic doctrines that focus on the demand side of the aggregate economy.'


Form or group into a class or cluster.
  1. no object 'the butterflies aggregate in dense groups'
  2. 'It is not a system for aggregating information and reaching a rational decision about what we should do - it is a system for moderating conflicting interests.'
  3. 'These posts are then aggregated or collected into another weighty post, which itself might have the potential to push forward the debate.'
  4. 'Rather than looking at distributing a bunch of applications across a bunch of processors and aggregating unused compute power, Powerllel focuses on the application itself.'
  5. 'He appears convincing by aggregating voluminous references without subjecting himself to the rigours of the scientific process.'
  6. 'The fruit is dehiscent, woody, aggregated in bunches and generally contains two seeds.'
  7. 'Blackbirds seem to maximize that benefit by aggregating their nests in dense colonies.'
  8. 'Yahoo needs to do consider doing something about aggregating news under a subject or topic areas.'
  9. 'Then he began poring over tax forms from various conservative nonprofits and aggregating the data about fund-raising and expenditures.'
  10. 'Erik Gartzke, a Columbia University professor, says such markets are ‘very good at aggregating information.’'
  11. 'Sensor nodes are aggregated to form clusters based on their power levels and proximity.'
  12. 'For the best performance, large numbers of drives can be connected and their data aggregated into a larger host interface.'
  13. 'The old Information Access Company aggregates periodical articles in databases and has always been an intrinsically online company.'


1. formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount of indebtedness.

2. Botany. (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy. (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.

3. Geology. (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means. noun

4. a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars;

More examples(as adjective)

"demands can be aggregate."

"amounts can be aggregate."

"values can be aggregate."

"curves can be aggregate."

"prices can be aggregate."

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Late Middle English: from Latin aggregat- ‘herded together’, from the verb aggregare, from ad- ‘towards’ + grex, greg- ‘a flock’.


in (the) aggregate