Definition Of aggregate


a material or structure formed from a loosely compacted mass of fragments or particles.

Soil particles are bound together into aggregates and these influence the precise pore structure of the soil.

a whole formed by combining several (typically disparate) elements.

the council was an aggregate of three regional assemblies

form or group into a class or cluster.

the butterflies aggregate in dense groups

formed or calculated by the combination of many separate units or items; total.

the aggregate amount of grants made

Example Of aggregate

  • A contract to rebuild a stretch of the A5087 on Rampside Road in Barrow is a pilot scheme in which recycled glass is mixed in with the stone aggregate normally used in the lower layers of the road.

  • A culture is in reality an aggregate of individuals, not an abstract whole to be subdivided into groups, and Eliot was one hell of an individual.

  • After beating the Swedes 4-0 on aggregate , the team is now mixing with the powerhouse clubs in what looks like the strongest field ever assembled.

  • After finishing second to Bulgaria in their qualifying group, Croatia beat Slovenia 2-1 on aggregate in a Balkan play-off.

  • Aggregates are concrete and other materials sorted, crushed and mixed so as to form mixed aggregate in pieces of 70 mm, or less, in diameter.

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