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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun aggregate:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb aggregate:


Aggregate (amounting to a whole; total) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

The word aggregate and its family (aggregated, aggregates, aggregating, aggregation) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun aggregate

What does aggregate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aggregates

  1. the whole amount
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of aggregate: sum / total / totality
    • more generic words: unit / whole = an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
  2. material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: material / stuff = the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
  3. a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of aggregate: congeries / conglomeration
    • more generic terms: sum / sum total / summation = the final aggregate
    • members:
      • plankton = the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
      • nekton = the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales

Alternative definition of the noun aggregate


  1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.[rfex]
  2. A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.[rfex]
  3. [mathematics, obsolete] A set [gloss, collection of objects].
  4. [context: music] The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.
  5. [context: roofing] Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.
  6. Solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrix and any fibers or reinforcements, especially the gravel and sand added to concrete. (technical)

Definition of the noun aggregate for high school students

    a whole or total
    • example: The three branches of the U.S. Government form an aggregate much more powerful than its individual parts.

The noun aggregate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Specialised definition of the noun aggregate

Glossary of sports

the total obtained by adding subtotals together; a collection of pieces of information (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / golf

a score made by two or more players as partners, or over more than one round of play

Definition of the adjective aggregate

What does aggregate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole
    • examples: aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year | the aggregated amount of indebtedness
    • synonyms of aggregate: aggregated / aggregative / mass
    • similar: collective
  2. composed of a dense cluster of separate units such as carpels or florets or drupelets

Alternative definition of the adjective aggregate


  1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
  2. Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
  3. Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.
  4. [botany] Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
  5. Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
  6. United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.

Definition of the verb aggregate

What does aggregate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aggregated | aggregating | aggregates

  1. amount in the aggregate to
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic terms: add up / amount / come = develop into
  2. gather in a mass, sum, or whole

Alternative definition of the verb aggregate


  1. [transitive] To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.
  2. [transitive] To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  3. [transitive] To amount in the aggregate to.

Definition of the verb aggregate for high school students

    to gather into a mass
    • example: The dictator tried to aggregate as many people into his army as he possibly could.

The verb aggregate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


  1. Aggregate is the component of a composite material that resists compressive stress and provides bulk to the composite material. For efficient filling, aggregate should be much smaller than the finished item, but have a wide variety of sizes. For example, the particles of stone used to make concrete typically include both sand and gravel.
  2. Aggregate: The Aggregat series was a set of rocket designs developed in 1933–45 by a research program of Nazi Germany's army. Its greatest success was the A4, more commonly known as the V-2. The German word Aggregat refers to a group of machines working together.
    • also known as Aggregate series
  3. Aggregate: Aggregates are used in dimensional models of the data warehouse to produce dramatic positive effects on the time it takes to query large sets of data. At the simplest form an aggregate is a simple summary table that can be derived by performing a Group by SQL query. A more common use of aggregates is to take a dimension and change the granularity of this dimension. When changing the granularity of the dimension the fact table has to be partially summarized to fit the new grain of the new dimension, thus creating new dimensional and fact tables, fitting this new level of grain. Aggregates are sometimes referred to as pre-calculated summary data, since aggregations are usually precomputed, partially summarized data, that are stored in new aggregated tables. When facts are aggregated, it is either done by eliminating dimensionality or by associating the facts with a rolled up dimension. Rolled up dimensions should be shrunken versions of the dimensions associated with the granular base facts. This way, the aggregated dimension tables should conform to the base dimension tables.

Phrases with Aggregate

Phrases starting with the word Aggregate:

  1. aggregate fruit
  2. Aggregate Eugenia
  3. Aggregate Species

Phrases ending with the word Aggregate:

  1. to aggregate
  2. Gilia Aggregate
  3. Species Gilia Aggregate
  4. Gilia Aggregate Aggregate
  5. Variety Gilia Aggregate Aggregate

Other phrases containing the word Aggregate:

  1. Gilia Aggregate Attenuata
  2. Variety Gilia Aggregate Attenuata

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aggregate

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Google previewThe Manufacture of Pulp and Paper (1921)

A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill Practice by Joint Textbook Committee of the Paper Industry, J. Newell Stephenson

word aggregate means to collect, to bring several things together. There are four of these signs : the vinculum , a straight line placed over the numbers, and the parenthesis ( ), brackets [ ], and brace { }, used to enclose the numbers.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Economics (1983)

by D. W. Pearce

Aggregate Concentration economies of scale and specialization in the supplying firms, thus they are said to be internal to the firms. Agglomeration economies are an example of external economies where one firm's activities confer benefits on ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Business and Management (2016)

by Jonathan Law

aggregate demand The sum of demands for all the goods and services in an economy at any ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

Aggregate data are quantified attributes of collectivities that either relate to the body of interest as a whole (e.g., the level of...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

aggregate, abrasive An antiskid aggregate worked into the surface of a concrete floor. aggregate bonding capacity The maximum total contract value that a bonding company will cover (in performance bonds) for all of a construction company's ...

Google previewDictionary of the Social Sciences (2002)

by Craig Calhoun, Oxford University Press

aggregate demand ...

Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

lightweight aggregate Foamed slag (B), perlite (B), vermiculite (B) and other lightweight aggregates have been used in plasters and screeds for many years. To the structural engineer, however, the most ...

Google previewEconomics (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of) (2014)

by Dr. Christopher Pass

aggregate expenditure see AGGREGATE DEMAND . aggregate supply the total amountof domestic goodsand servicessupplied ...

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Quotes about Aggregate

With the people, especially a people seized of property, resides the aggregate of original power. (Ezra Stiles)
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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1E1G2A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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