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Construction aggregate
also called "aggregate" and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. is a broad category of coarse particulate material used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, and recycled concrete

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  2. Aggregates are a component of composite materials such as concrete and asphalt concrete

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  3. the aggregate serves as reinforcement to add strength to the overall composite material

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  4. Aggregates are also used as base material under foundations, roads, and railroads

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  5. To put it another way, aggregates are used as a stable foundation or road/rail base with predictable, uniform properties (e.g. to help prevent differential settling under the road or building), or as a low-cost extender that binds with more expensive

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