Cumulative vs. Aggregate - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    Incorporating all current and previous data up to the present or at the time of measuring or collating

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    That is formed by an accumulation of successive additions

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    That tends to accumulate

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid

  • Aggregate (noun)

    A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; something consisting of elements but considered as a whole.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; – in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    A set collection of objects.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    The full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitches.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    The total score in a set of games between teams or competitors, usually the combination of the home and away scores

  • Aggregate (noun)

    Crushed stone, crushed slag or water-worn gravel used for surfacing a built-up roof system.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    Solid particles of low aspect ratio added to a composite material, as distinguished from the matrix and any fibers or reinforcements, especially the gravel and sand added to concrete.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    Any of the five attributes that constitute the sentient being.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective; combined; added up.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Consisting or formed of smaller objects or parts.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Formed into clusters or groups of lobules.

    "aggregate glands"

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.

  • Aggregate (verb)

    To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum.

    "The aggregated soil."

  • Aggregate (verb)

    To add or unite (e.g. a person), to an association.

  • Aggregate (verb)

    To amount in the aggregate to.

    "There are ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions

    "the cumulative effect of two years of drought"

  • Aggregate (noun)

    a whole formed by combining several separate elements

    "the council was an aggregate of three regional assemblies"

  • Aggregate (noun)

    the total score of a player or team in a fixture comprising more than one game or round

    "the result put the sides level on aggregate"

    "he set the pace with a one-over-par aggregate of 151"

  • Aggregate (noun)

    a material or structure formed from a mass of fragments or particles loosely compacted together

    "the specimen is an aggregate of rock and mineral fragments"

  • Aggregate (noun)

    pieces of broken or crushed stone or gravel used to make concrete and in building

    "use aggregate for the first layer when filling the trench"

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    formed or calculated by the combination of several separate elements; total

    "the aggregate amount of grants made"

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    (of a group of species) comprising several very similar species formerly regarded as a single species.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    denoting the total supply or demand for goods and services in an economy at a particular time.

  • Aggregate (verb)

    form or group into a class or cluster

    "socio-occupational groups aggregate men sharing similar kinds of occupation"

    "the butterflies aggregate in dense groups"

  • Aggregate (verb)

    collect (related items of content) so as to display or link to them

    "tools that aggregate data from all of the security devices are a good first step"

Webster Dictionary

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds.

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; - said of evidence.

  • Aggregate

    To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."

  • Aggregate

    To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.

  • Aggregate

    To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    United into a common organized mass; - said of certain compound animals.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.

  • Aggregate (noun)

    A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; - in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cumulative (adjective)

    increasing by successive addition;

    "the benefits are cumulative"

    "the eventual accumulative effect of these substances"

  • Aggregate (noun)

    a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

  • Aggregate (noun)

    the whole amount

  • Aggregate (verb)

    amount in the aggregate to

  • Aggregate (verb)

    gather in a mass, sum, or whole

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole;

    "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"

    "the aggregated amount of indebtedness"

  • Aggregate (adjective)

    formed of separate units in a cluster;

    "raspberries are aggregate fruits"

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