aggregate

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the total obtained by adding
  • noun crushed stones used to make concrete or road surfaces
  • verb to make up a whole or total

Accounting

  • adjective total, with everything added together

Agriculture

  • noun a mass of soil and rock particles stuck together

Aviation

  • verb to add or come together to form a mass or total

Computing

  • noun a collection of data objects

Construction

Economics

  • As an adjective or noun (with stress on the first syllable), this refers to the sum or total of multiple items. As a verb (with stress on the last syllable), this means to combine such items or add them up.

Forex

  • The total amount of exposure that a bank shares with customers for both spot and futures contracts. Spot contracts involve the purchase or sale of a currency for immediate delivery. They are settled "on the spot." Futures contracts involve the purchase or sale of a currency at predetermined prices at some point in the future.

Real Estate

  • noun broken stone, gravel and sand used in road construction and, when mixed with cement and water, for making concrete

Origin & History of “aggregate”

Etymologically, aggregate contains the notion of a collection of animals. It comes from greg-, the stem of the Latin noun grex ‘flock, herd’ (also the source of gregarious). this formed the basis of a verb aggregāre ‘collect together’, whose past participle aggregātus passed into English as aggregate. Latin grex is related to Greek agorā ‘open space, market place’, from which English gets agoraphobia.
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