ag·gre·gate /ˈægrɪgət/ 形容詞
聚合 集合 資料集
Ag·gre·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggregated p. pr. & vb. n. Aggregating.]
1. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. “The aggregated soil.”
2. To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
It is many times hard to discern to which of the two sorts, the good or the bad, a man ought to be aggregated. --Wollaston.
3. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels. [Colloq.]
Syn: -- To heap up; accumulate; pile; collect.
1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
The aggregate testimony of many hundreds. --Sir T. Browne.
2. Anat. Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
3. Bot. Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
4. Min. & Geol. Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
5. Zool. United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
Corporation aggregate. Law See under Corporation.
1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
Note: ☞ In an aggregate the particulars are less intimately mixed than in a compound.
2. Physics A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
In the aggregate, collectively; together.
adj 1: gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole;
"aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions
combined for the entire year"; "the aggregated amount
of indebtedness" [syn: aggregated, aggregative, mass]
2: formed of separate units in a cluster; "raspberries are
n 1: a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together [syn:
2: the whole amount [syn: sum, total, totality]
v 1: amount in the aggregate to
2: gather in a mass, sum, or whole [syn: combine]