Pronunciation: (
adj.,'ri-git, -gāt";'ri-gāt"),
adj., n., v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.

1. formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined: the aggregate amount of indebtedness.
2. Bot.
a. (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy.
b. (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.
3. Geol.(of a rock) consisting of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.

1. a sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; a total or gross amount: the aggregate of all past experience.
2. a cluster of soil granules not larger than a small crumb.
3. any of various loose, particulate materials, as sand, gravel, or pebbles, added to a cementing agent to make concrete, plaster, etc.
4. Math.set (def. 110).
5. in the aggregate, taken or considered as a whole: In the aggregate, our losses have been relatively small.

1. to bring together; collect into one sum, mass, or body.
2. to amount to (the number of): The guns captured will aggregate five or six hundred.

to combine and form a collection or mass.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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