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Thursday August 27, 2015

Aggregate (AG-ri-git)

Sum total; a collection of things together

Usage Examples

  • A mutual fund is the aggregate of many stocks.
  • The quality of a society is determined by the aggregate of love demonstrated by its members.

Word Usage Tip

A common idiom is IN THE AGGREGATE, which means taken or considered as a whole, or commonly spoken, OVER-ALL.

  • The company took a huge loss on the new product, but OVER-ALL will have a profitable year.
  • The company took a huge loss on the new product, but IN THE AGGREGATE will have a profitable year.

THINK... how can you use aggregate in a conversation today?

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