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aggregate

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈæɡ.rɪ.ɡət/ us  

aggregate noun [C or U] (TOTAL)

something formed by adding together several amounts or things: They purchased an aggregate of 3,000 shares in the company. Snowflakes are loose aggregates of ice crystals. Arsenal lost the second game, but got through to the final on aggregate (= adding together the goals in both matches).

aggregate noun [C or U] (BUILDING STONES)

small stones used in building: Volumes of aggregates, cement, and concrete used in the UK will rise this year.

aggregate

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈæɡ.rɪ.ɡət/ us  
total: The seven companies have an aggregate turnover of £5.2 million.

aggregate

verb [T] uk   /ˈæɡ.rɪ.ɡeɪt/ us  
to combine into a single group or total
aggregation
noun [U] uk   /ˌæɡ.rɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of aggregate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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