Pronunciation: (adj., n.ag'ri-git, -gāt"v.ag'ri-gāt"), [key]
— adj., n., v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
- formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
- (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.
- (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
- a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount: the aggregate of all past experience.
- a cluster of soil granules not larger than a small crumb.
- any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.
- set (def. 110).
- taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.
- to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.
- to amount to (the number of&hasp;): The guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.
- to combine and form a collection or mass.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.