Definition of aggregate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæɡrɪɡət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæɡrɪɡət//
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  1. 1[countable] a total number or amount made up of smaller amounts that are collected together a record aggregate of 285 points The three smaller parties gained an aggregate of 25 per cent of the vote. See related entries: Economy
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (specialist) sand or broken stone that is used to make concrete or for building roads, etc.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin aggregat- ‘herded together’, from the verb aggregare, from ad- ‘towards’ + grex, greg- ‘a flock’.Idioms (formal) added together as a total or single amount Businesses are, in the aggregate, deeper in debt than ever before. (British English, sport) when the scores of a number of games are added together They won 4–2 on aggregate.
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