verb (aggregat, ing)
- A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.
- A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; " in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
- 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)
- 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)
- (transitive) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. The aggregated soil.
- (transitive) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
- (transitive) To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
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.
- Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up
- consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.
- Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
- Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
- Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
- United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
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