Aggregate

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Description

A combination of inert particles that adhere to form a solid mineral mixture. Aggregate components may be sand, marble dust, crushed stone, gravelr, or slag. They are often added to mortar, stucco, or concrete to give the mixture strength and stability as well as minimize shrinkage.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aggrégat (Fr.); agregado (Esp., Port.); aggregaat (Ned.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
  • Matte Paint: Its history and technology, analysis, properties and conservation treatment, Eric Hansen, Sue Walston, Mitchell Bishop (ed.), J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, Vol. 30 of AATA, 1993
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988

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