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

  • granular material such as sand, gravel, crushed gravel, crushed stone, slag, and cinders. Aggregate is used in construction for the manufacturingof concrete, mortar, grout, asphaltic concrete, and roofing shingles. It is also used in leaching fields, drainage systems, roof ballast, landscaping, and as a base course for pavement and grade slabs. Aggregate is classified by size and gradation.

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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