I. aggregate ag‧gre‧gate 1 [ˈægrɪgt] noun [countable]
1. the total after a lot of different parts or figures have been added together:

• If workers seek greater increases in wages, they will in the aggregate (= in total ) bring about higher inflation.

2. ECONOMICS one of the measurements used when calculating the amount of money in an economy at a particular time:

• M2, the aggregate most closely tracked by the Federal Reserve Board

— see also money supply
ˌmonetary ˈaggregate ECONOMICS
one of the parts of the money supply, for example cash, money held in banks etc:

• The M2 and M3 monetary aggregates have not increased since April.

  [m0] II. aggregate aggregate 2 adjective [only before a noun] STATISTICS
total and combined:

• The conglomerate reported an aggregate loss of 1.2 billion Australian dollars.

• Analysts expect aggregate earnings of the top 500 companies to be down 1%.

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aggregate UK US /ˈægrɪgət/ noun
[C] a total that is calculated by adding together different prices, amounts, etc.: an aggregate of sth »

An aggregate of 18,003 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock will remain outstanding.

[C] ECONOMICS a measurement used in calculating the amount of money in an economy at a particular time: »

From its peak, the aggregate money supply has declined 18.5%.

See also MONEY SUPPLY(Cf. ↑money supply)
[C usually plural] small stones used in building: »

Volumes of aggregates, cement, and concrete used in Britain will rise this year.

in (the) aggregate — Cf. in the aggregate
aggregate UK US /ˈæɡrɪɡət/ adjective [before noun]
added together to make a total amount, price, etc.: »

The report scores each health plan for dozens of individual measures, and makes state and regional aggregate data available to the media.

aggregate amount/figure/value »

Aggregate figures for the euro mask big differences among member states.

aggregate demand/supply/sales »

Pre-tax profits fell 17% on falling aggregate sales.

aggregate UK US /ˈæɡrɪɡeɪt/ verb [T]
to add different prices, amounts, etc. in order to get a total: »

The company did $15.6 million in business with the federal government last year, according to data aggregated by OMB Watch.

to combine different products or services and sell them together: »

Mobile and satellite communications systems aggregate a range of services such as telephony, data transmission, and internet distribution.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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