|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|
|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|
|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]|
aggregate ag·gre·gate (āg'rĭ-gĭt)
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.
in the aggregate
Considered as a whole, as in Our profits in the aggregate have been slightly higher. [Late 1700s]