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noun 
  1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.
  2. A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; " in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
  3. The full chromatic or the set of all twelve pitch classes, usually presented by two or more voices near-simultaneity, simultaneously in hexachords. (DeLone? et. al. (Eds.), 1975, chap. 6) (rfc, music definition needs rewritten because the current one is copyrighted)
  4. 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)
verb (aggregat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. The aggregated soil.
  2. (transitive) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
  3. (transitive) To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
adjective 
  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; as, aggregate glands.
  4. 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.
Etymology: From perfect passive participle aggregatus, from verb aggregare, "flock together", from prefix ag-, combining form of ad-, to, + verb gregare, flock or group, from noun grex, flock.


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