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Nov
18
2013

aggregate

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noun
ae grÉ™ giht

a sum, combination, or composite of separable elements.
example: The aggregate of her experiences lent her wisdom.
example: Concrete is an aggregate composed of mineral elements mixed with cement.
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Apr
29
2013

incumbent

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ihn kuhm b@nt

adjective
definition 1: currently holding an office or position.
example: No one is running against the incumbent senator in this election.
definition 2: required or obligatory.
example: As your superior, it is incumbent upon me to warn you against improper use of this equipment.
definition 3: resting, leaning, or pressing on something.
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