The adjective aggregate means something that is formed by adding together several smaller amounts or scores.

Synonyms are combined, accumulated, collected, or piled.

The word origins from Latin (1400) aggregatus, past participle of aggregare meaning “attach, join, include, collect, bring together”, literally “bring together in a flock”. It comes from assimilated form of ad meaning “to” plus gregare meaning “to collect into a flock, gather”, from grex meaning “a flock”.

The company’s aggregate sales has increased.

The books in the city library is an aggregate of some 5,000 volumes.

It was bigger than the aggregate expenses last year.