aggregatory

aggregate

[adj., n. ag-ri-git, -geyt; v. ag-ri-geyt]
adjective
1.
formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
2.
Botany.
a.
(of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy.
b.
(of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.
3.
Geology. (of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
noun
4.
a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount: the aggregate of all past experience.
5.
a cluster of soil granules not larger than a small crumb.
6.
any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.
7.
Mathematics, set ( def 92 ).
verb (used with object), aggregated, aggregating.
8.
to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.
9.
to amount to (the number of): The guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.
verb (used without object), aggregated, aggregating.
10.
to combine and form a collection or mass.
Idioms
11.
in the aggregate, taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin aggregātus (past participle of aggregāre), equivalent to ag- ag- + greg- (stem of grex flock) + -ātus -ate1

aggregable [ag-ri-guh-buhl] , adjective
aggregately, adjective
aggregateness, noun
aggregatory [ag-ri-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
hyperaggregate, verb, hyperaggregated, hyperaggregating.
reaggregate, verb, reaggregated, reaggregating.
subaggregate, adjective, noun
subaggregately, adverb
unaggregated, adjective


1. added, complete, whole. 8. assemble, amass, accumulate, gather.
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aggregate
 
adj
1.  formed of separate units collected into a whole; collective; corporate
2.  (of fruits and flowers) composed of a dense cluster of carpels or florets
 
n
3.  a sum or assemblage of many separate units; sum total
4.  geology a rock, such as granite, consisting of a mixture of minerals
5.  the sand and stone mixed with cement and water to make concrete
6.  a group of closely related biotypes produced by apomixis, such as brambles, which are the Rubus fruticosus aggregate
7.  in the aggregate taken as a whole
 
vb
8.  to combine or be combined into a body, etc
9.  (tr) to amount to (a number)
 
[C16: from Latin aggregāre to add to a flock or herd, attach (oneself) to, from grex flock]
 
'aggregately
 
adv
 
aggregative
 
adj

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aggregate
c.1400, from L. aggregatus "associated," lit. "united in a flock," pp. of aggregare "add to," from ad- "to" + gregare "herd," so "to lead to a flock" (see gregarious).
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aggregate ag·gre·gate (āg'rĭ-gĭt)
adj.
Crowded or massed into a dense cluster. n.
A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount in a mass or cluster. v. ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing, ag·gre·gates (-gāt')
To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.

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