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Definition of aggregate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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 percent of the vote.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (technology) sand or broken stone that is used to make concrete or for building roads, etc.
  3. Idioms
    in (the) aggregate (formal)
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    added together as a total or single amount Businesses are, in the aggregate, deeper in debt than ever before.
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