aggregate


aggregate
aggregate n 1 *sum, total, whole, number, amount, quantity
Antonyms: individual: particular
2 Aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate, conglomeration, agglomerate, agglomeration denote a mass formed by parts or particles that are not merged into each other.
Aggregate and aggregation imply the formation of a whole but without the blending of its constituents
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sandstone is a natural aggregate of quartz and a cementing substance (as silica or iron oxide)

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we have no communities. Our villages even are apt, rather, to be aggregationsBrownell

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Conglomerate and conglomeration emphasize the heterogeneousness of the components and often suggest their assemblage from a wide variety of sources; sometimes either is applied to a heap of things, sometimes to an aggregate in which the parts are clearly distinguishable
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pantheism is generally a conglomerate of animism, poetical fancy, and mysticism— lnge

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that conglomeration of men we call a nation— Liddon

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Agglomerate and agglomeration in general use seldom imply coherence of parts; they suggest either a huddling together or often a fortuitous association
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a mere agglomeration of different races, without national unity, national aims— Page

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In geology agglomerate designates a rock aggregate composed of irregularly shaped fragments scattered by volcanic explosions as distinguished from conglomerate, an aggregate composed of rounded, waterworn stones.
Analogous words: union, *unity, integrity: unification, consolidation (see corresponding verbs at COMPACT): complex, *system, organism, network
Antonyms: constituent

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  • aggregate — ag·gre·gate 1 / a grə gət/ adj: taken as a total aggregate liability ag·gre·gate 2 / a grə ˌgāt/ vb gat·ed, gat·ing vt 1: to combine or gather into a whole class members may aggregate their indiv …   Law dictionary

  • Aggregate — may refer to: * Aggregate (composite), in materials science, a component of a composite material used to resist compressive stress * Construction aggregate, materials used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, or recycled… …   Wikipedia

  • aggregate — [ag′rə git; ] for v. [, ag′rəgāt΄] adj. [L aggregatus, pp. of aggregare, to lead to a flock, add to < ad , to + gregare, to herd < grex (gen. gregis), a herd] 1. gathered into, or considered as, a whole; total [the aggregate number of… …   English World dictionary

  • Aggregate — Ag gre*gate, n. 1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: In an aggregate the particulars are less intimately mixed than in a compound. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physics) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aggregate — Ag gre*gate, a. [L. aggregatus, p. p.] 1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective. [1913 Webster] The aggregate testimony of many hundreds. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Formed into clusters or groups …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggregate — [adj] forming a collection from separate parts accumulated, added, amassed, assembled, collected, collective, combined, composite, corporate, cumulative, heaped, mixed, piled, total; concept 781 Ant. individual, part, particular aggregate [n]… …   New thesaurus

  • Aggregate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggregate — ► NOUN 1) a whole formed by combining several different elements. 2) the total score of a player or team in a fixture comprising more than one game or round. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ formed or calculated by the combination of many separate items. ► VERB ▪… …   English terms dictionary

  • aggregate — ▪ I. aggregate ag‧gre‧gate 1 [ˈægrɪgt] noun [countable] 1. the total after a lot of different parts or figures have been added together: • If workers seek greater increases in wages, they will in the aggregate (= in total ) bring about higher… …   Financial and business terms

  • aggregate — aggregates, aggregating, aggregated (The adjective and noun are pronounced [[t]æ̱grɪgət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]æ̱grɪgeɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ: ADJ n An aggregate amount or score is made up of several smaller amounts or scores added together.… …   English dictionary


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