aggregate

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Word of the Day
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aggregate

Pronunciation /ˈaɡrɪɡət/ /ˈaɡrɪɡeɪt/
noun
1 A whole formed by combining several separate elements.
1.1 The total score of a player or team in a fixture comprising more than one game or round.
2 A material or structure formed from a mass of fragments or particles loosely compacted together.
2.1 mass noun Pieces of broken or crushed stone or gravel used to make concrete and in building.
adjective
attributive
1 Formed or calculated by the combination of several separate elements; total.
1.1 Botany (of a group of species) comprising several very similar species formerly regarded as a single species.
1.2 Economics Denoting the total supply or demand for goods and services in an economy at a particular time.
verb
1 Form or group into a class or cluster.
1.1 Computing Collect (related items of content) so as to display or link to them.
Phrases
in aggregate
In total; as a whole.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin aggregat- ‘herded together’, from the verb aggregare, from ad- ‘towards’ + grex, greg- ‘a flock’.

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John sought to aggregate the skills of his entire team in pursuit of the championship.

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