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aggregate





fine aggregate
Fine aggregate (sand)
coarse aggregate
Coarse aggregate (stone)
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A building material which is mixed with an adhesive such as cement to make concrete and mortar. Fine aggregate, usually sand or crushed stone, is used for smaller structural members where a smooth surface is required; coarse aggregate, such as pebbles or small angular stones, for larger members.


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