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[n] the whole amount
[n] a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
[adj] gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; "the aggregate amount of indebtedness"
[adj] (botany) formed of separate units in a cluster; "raspberries are aggregate fruits"
[v] gather in a mass, sum, or whole
[v] amount in the aggregate to

Misc. Definitions

\Ag"gre*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggregated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggregating}.] [L. aggregatus, p. p. of aggregare to lead to a flock or herd; ad + gregare to collect into a flock, grex flock, herd. See {Gregarious}.]
1. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. ``The aggregated soil.'' --Milton.
2. To add or unite, as, a person, to an association. It is many times hard to discern to which of the two sorts, the good or the bad, a man ought to be aggregated. --Wollaston.
3. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels. [Colloq.] Syn: To heap up; accumulate; pile; collect.
\Ag"gre*gate\, a. [L. aggregatus, p. p.]
1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective. The aggregate testimony of many hundreds. --Sir T. Browne.
2. (Anat.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
3. (Bot.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
4. (Min. & Geol.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
5. (Zo["o]l.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals. {Corporation aggregate}. (Law) See under {Corporation}.
\Ag"gre*gate\, n.
1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc. Note: In an aggregate the particulars are less intimately mixed than in a compound.
2. (Physics) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a {compound}, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles. {In the aggregate}, collectively; together.

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