aggregate

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1. General: Collective amount, sum, or mass arrived-at by adding or putting together all components, elements, or parts of an assemblage or group, without implying that the resulting total is whole (contains everything that should be in it).
2. Construction: Granular mineral material (such as sand, gravel, crushed stone) used with a bonding medium (such as cement or clay) to make concrete, plaster, or terrazzo mixture.

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The pieces were small and easily breakable, but in aggregate they formed a sturdy, long-lasting, and low-cost product that consumers were happy with.
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The lowly research assistant was required to spend a great deal of time creating an aggregate of all the data collected by the other researchers.
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John wanted to know the aggregate amount of wood in the wood pile by the garage so he went out and counted the wood to be certain.
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