the combination of different, but related, things; or relating to such a thing
Aggregate expenses include expenses of all the divisions of our company for the entire year.
economists measure aggregate demand
He would be leaving soon to spend four weeks in the "bush," where he and dozens of other boys would join an aggregate of elders and learn what it means to be a Xhosa man.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
In this latter science it is very usually untrue that the aggregated parts are equal to the whole.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Purloined Letter
Every piece of it, every detail was real ... but in the aggregate, all together, it was a fake.
Katherine Applegate -- Everworld - Search For Senna
It looked like an aggregation of metal rushing without human driver through the night.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
"Entailments are bad," I was advising him, when I slowly awoke to the fact that I was addressing the entire aggregation.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
If you counted with it the other big plants—and they were now really all one—it was, so Jokubas informed them, the greatest aggregation of labor and capital ever gathered in one place.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
Below and above us was the audience, row after row of faces, the arena a bowl-shaped aggregation of humanity.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
Ang Dorje hailed from Pangboche, an aggregation of stonewalled houses and terraced potato fields clinging to a rugged hillside at 13,000 feet.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
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To this aggregation of the Sperm Whale into such immense caravans, may be imputed the circumstance that even in the best cruising grounds, you may now sometimes sail for weeks and months together, without being greeted by a single spout; and then be suddenly saluted by what sometimes seems thousands on thousands.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
DISORDER A PARTISAN OF ORDER Civilization, unfortunately, represented at this epoch rather by an aggregation of interests than by a group of principles, was or thought itself, in peril; it set up the cry of alarm; each, constituting himself a centre, defended it, succored it, and protected it with his own head; and the first comer took it upon himself to save society.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
The jolliest aggregation of red-blooded, open-handed, hustle-em-up good fellows in the world.
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
The old scaffolding of feudal jurisdictions remained standing; an immense aggregation of bailiwicks and seignories crossing each other all over the city, interfering with each other, entangled in one another, enmeshing each other, trespassing on each other; a useless thicket of watches, sub-watches and counter-watches, over which, with armed force, passed brigandage, rapine, and sedition.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Thus a number of hunters would get to them every day, kill many on the chase, and drive them on to the next aggregation of slayers.
Zane Grey -- The Thundering Herd
At the dawn of the twentieth century, Upton Sinclair considered Chicago’s Packingtown to be "the greatest aggregation of labor and capital ever gathered in one place."
Eric Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation
In view of all this it would be hopeless to attempt to exhibit in print the numerous small differences between English and American pronunciation, for many of them are extremely delicate and subtle, and only their aggregation makes them plain.
Henry L. Mencken -- The American Language
His own economic genius was so entirely for operations on a larger scale, and, to move at his ease, he needed so imperatively the sense of great risks and great prizes, that he found an ungrudging entertainment in the spectacle of fortunes made by the aggregation of copper coins, and in the minute subdivision of labor and profit.
Henry James -- The American
Vergil Gunch thundered, "When we manage to grab this celebrated Thespian off his lovely aggregation of beautiful actresses—and I got to admit I butted right into his dressing-room and told him how the Boosters appreciated the high-class artistic performance he’s giving us—and don’t forget that the treasurer of the Dodsworth is a Booster and will appreciate our patronage—and when on top of that we yank Hizzonor out of his multifarious duties at City Hall, then I feel we’ve done…
Sinclair Lewis -- Babbitt
"Look at him, Hump," Wolf Larsen said to me, "look at this bit of animated dust, this aggregation of matter that moves and breathes and defies me and thoroughly believes itself to be compounded of something good; that is impressed with certain human fictions such as righteousness and honesty, and that will live up to them in spite of all personal discomforts and menaces.
Jack London -- Sea Wolf
The world’s biggest aggregation of labor and capital in one place has largely disappeared, with bits and pieces of its history lurking amid brick housing projects.