What does the word aggregate mean?

  • 1. To unite or come together in a mass or cluster. 2. The total of independent units making up a mass or cluster.

  • To collect in one mass.

  • Glands are called aggregate which are in clusters. See Peyeri Glandulae. Aggregate pills, ( F.) Pilules agregatives, signified, formerly, those which were believed to contain the properties of a considerable number of medicines, and to be able to supply their place.

Usage examples for aggregate

  1. The fund appropriated to the maintenance of labour would be the aggregate quantity of food possessed by the owners of land beyond their own consumption. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  2. Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind, the aggregate nature of man more continuously, and more deeply. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  3. The point is that the aggregate of these good times makes a considerable amount of cheerfulness. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers

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