aggregate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aggregate formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year","the aggregated amount of indebtedness"
    • adj aggregate composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets "raspberries are aggregate fruits"
    • v aggregate gather in a mass, sum, or whole
    • v aggregate amount in the aggregate to
    • n aggregate the whole amount
    • n aggregate a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
    • n aggregate material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aggregate (Physics) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
    • Aggregate A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
    • Aggregate (Bot) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
    • Aggregate Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective. "The aggregate testimony of many hundreds."
    • Aggregate (Anat) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
    • Aggregate (Min. & Geol) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
    • Aggregate To add or unite, as, a person, to an association. "It is many times hard to discern to which of the two sorts, the good or the bad, a man ought to be aggregated ."
    • Aggregate To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
    • Aggregate To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. “The aggregated soil.”
    • Aggregate (Zoöl) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aggregate To bring together; collect into a sum, mass, or body: as, “the aggregated soil,” Milton, P. L., x. 293.
    • aggregate To amount to (the number of); make (the sum or total of): an elliptical use.
    • aggregate To add or unite to as a constituent member; make a part of the aggregate of: as, to aggregate a person to a company or society.
    • aggregate To come together into a sum or mass; combine and form a collection or mass.
    • aggregate Formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: as, the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
    • aggregate Specifically— In geology, composed of several different mineral constituents capable of being separated by mechanical means: as, granite is an aggregate rock.
    • aggregate In anatomy, clustered: as, aggregate glands (Peyer's glands)
    • aggregate In botany, forming a dense cluster. In zoology, compound; associated. In law, composed of many individuals united into one association.
    • n aggregate A sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount; any combined whole considered with reference to its constituent parts. An aggregate is essentially a sum, as, for example, a heap of sand, whose parts are loosely or accidentally associated. When the relation between the parts is more intimate — either chemical, as in a molecule or a crystal, or organic, as in a living body, or for the realization of a design, as in a house — the sum ceases to be a mere aggregate and becomes a compound, a combination, an organism, etc. But in a general way anything consisting of distinguishable elements may be called an aggregate of those elements: as, man is an aggregate of structures and organs; a mineral or volcanic aggregate (that is, a compound rock).
    • n aggregate Any hard material added to lime to make concrete.
    • n aggregate Milit., the total commissioned and enlisted force of any post, department, division, corps, or other command.
    • n aggregate In logic, a whole of aggregants which is universally predicable of every one of its aggregants and is not predicable of any individual of which none of its aggregants is predicable. So, likewise, a proposition which would be true under any circumstances whatsoever under which anyone of a collection of propositions would be true, but which would under no circumstances be true when none the propositions of that collection were true, would be the aggregate of those propositions as its aggregants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Aggregate ag′greg-āt to collect into a mass: to accumulate
    • v.i Aggregate (rare) to add as a member to a society: to combine with
    • adj Aggregate formed of parts taken together
    • n Aggregate the sum total
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Quotations

  • Paul Valery
    Paul%20Valery
    “Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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

Usage

In literature:

It had left a trail of baggage behind; there was not a watch in the whole aggregation.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The strength of the company present at this time was 68, and aggregate number 85.
"History of Company E of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry" by Alfred J. Hill
The loss on the British side probably aggregated three hundred.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Only certain aggregations of matter are in equilibrium with the prevailing forces of the environment.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
His works reached an aggregate of eighteen volumes.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The number of reservations thus set apart is 15, aggregating 59,544 square miles.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
It was estimated that divers and manducks aggregated nine thousand souls.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
The game is decided by the aggregate score made in an agreed number of rounds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The aggregate resources of all classes of banks in the United States have greatly increased in recent years.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Occasionally these aggregations of protoplasm alter the colour of the dye they take up.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
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In poetry:

Many of those, now in the pit of hell,
With aggregated pains torment me sore,
Because I did their minds to theft impel,
When my exactions had consum'd their store.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
To hold men together by paper and seal, or by compulsion, is no
account;
That only holds men together which aggregates all in a living
principle, as the hold of the limbs of the body, or the fibres
of plants.
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman

In news:

All the Aggregation That's Fit to Aggregate .
They seem to have realized that if everybody is an aggregator, nobody will be left to make real stuff to aggregate .
Voters in Trumbull County will soon be asked to approve an aggregation program for electric and natural gas.
North York General Hospital in Toronto will use IBM's InfoSphere and Cognos applications to aggregate medical data into a standard format and a user-friendly dashboard view.
Two public hearings are scheduled Thursday in Fayette for residents to ask questions about the electrical aggregation program.
Residents in eight townships and three villages will consider a FirstEnergy electric aggregation program when they vote May 4.
PG&E alert: Join the campaign to fight the PG&E's Prop 16 attack on public power and community choice aggregation .
Election '09 Series: Electric Aggregation .
No fewer than 19 communities will decide on local issues on electric or natural gas aggregation -- or both -- as voters in Canfield and Poland will.
Cable broadband aggregation equipment sales increase in Q4.
After the Account Aggregation Party of 2001: 10 Questions Financial Institutions Must Answer to Avoid a Hangover.
Concurrent morning increase in platelet aggregability and the risk of myocardial infarction and sudden death.
(1–40) peptide and retains the toxicity of its full-length counterpart as well as the ability to aggregate into ?
Clicker is yet another content aggregation site that ranks right up there with Hulu – it's a good thing because Hulu doesn't like Boxee—and even incorporates Netflix.
Sunbury leaders ruminate aggregator 's pitch.
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In science:

Also the logic is enhanced with some higher order declarations involving aggregates.
SLDNFA-system
This allows the user to specify in a convenient way aggregation knowledge.
SLDNFA-system
Problem solving in ID-logic with aggregates.
SLDNFA-system
Under these conditions the aggregation or polymerization of translational primary effectons in (a)-state can occur, leading to liquid-solid phase transition in 4He.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
At a certain critical concentration pc an infinite cluster appears, which is called the incipient percolation aggregate or percolation cluster at criticality.
II. Territory covered by N random walkers on stochastic fractals. The percolation aggregate
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