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aggregate

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1  —as in:
the aggregate effect
Definition 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.
aggregate = a total of different things
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Economists measure aggregate demand.
  • aggregate = a total of different things
  • "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
  • aggregation = collection of people
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...had she been otherwise qualified for criticism, her conscience must have restrained her from venturing at disapprobation. She believed herself to feel too much of it in the aggregate for honesty or safety in particulars.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • aggregate = total (altogether)
  • Every piece of it, every detail was real ... but in the aggregate, all together, it was a fake.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • aggregate = combination of different, but related, things
  • In this latter science it is very usually untrue that the aggregated parts are equal to the whole.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • aggregated = combined
  • 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
  • aggregate = combination (group)
  • It looked like an aggregation of metal rushing without human driver through the night.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The jolliest aggregation of red-blooded, open-handed, hustle-em-up good fellows in the world.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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2  —as in:
she aggregated them
Definition the act of combining different, but related quantities or things
  • We need to aggregate the data from all sources.
aggregate = the act of combining different, but related quantities or things

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Less commonly:
More rarely, aggregate is used in more specialized usages pertaining to the minerals in concrete or rock; and to botany.
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