aggregate


aggregate
aggregates, aggregating, aggregated
(The adjective and noun are pronounced [[t]æ̱grɪgət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]æ̱grɪgeɪt[/t]].)
1) ADJ: ADJ n An aggregate amount or score is made up of several smaller amounts or scores added together.

The rate of growth of GNP will depend upon the rate of growth of aggregate demand...

England have beaten the Welsh three times in succession with an aggregate score of 83-12.

N-COUNT: usu sing
Aggregate is also a noun.

The highest aggregate came in the third round where Leeds and Middlesbrough drew 4-4.

2) N-COUNT An aggregate is a number of people or things that are being considered as a single thing. [FORMAL]

...society viewed as an aggregate of individuals.

3) VERB If amounts or things are aggregated, they are added together and considered as a single amount or thing. [FORMAL]

[be V-ed into n] Different economies, with different currencies, should not be aggregated to produce uniform policies....

[V pl-n] We should never aggregate votes to predict results under another system. [Also V pl-n into n]

Derived words:
aggregation [[t]æ̱grɪge͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT usu N of n

A bigger objection is that aggregation of the results invites distortion.

4) PHRASE If a number of different things or amounts are considered in aggregate, or in the aggregate, they are considered as a single thing or amount. [FORMAL]

Expenses are deductible only to the extent that in aggregate they exceed 7 percent of gross income.

Syn:
in total
5) PHRASE: PHR after v If one team beats another on aggregate, it wins because it has a higher total score than the other team after a series of games. [BRIT]

United won 5-3 on aggregate.


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