One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the specimen is an aggregate of rock and mineral fragments’
collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump, pile, heap, bundle, quantity
accumulation, build-up, agglomeration, concentration, assemblage
mixture, mix, combination, blend, compound, alloy, amalgam, conjunction, synthesis, marriage
miscellany, jumble, hotchpotch
informal mixed bag
2‘he won with a 90-hole aggregate of 325’
total, sum total, sum, whole amount, grand total, totality, entirety, summation, gross, result, final figure
1‘an aggregate score of 3–2’
total, combined, whole, gross, accumulated, added, entire, complete, full, comprehensive, overall, composite
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