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lump sum

noun

Definition of lump sum

  1. :  an amount of money that is paid at one time :  a single sum of money <The bonus is paid out in a lump sum.> <take their winnings as a lump-sum payment>



Word by Word Definitions

lumpplay
  1. :  a piece or mass of indefinite size and shape

    :  aggregate, totality

    :  majority

  1. :  to group indiscriminately

    :  to make into lumps

    :  to make lumps on or in

  1. :  not divided into parts :  entire

  1. :  to put up with

  1. :  an indefinite or specified amount of money

    :  the whole amount :  aggregate

    :  the utmost degree :  summit

  1. :  to calculate the sum of :  total

    :  summarize

    :  to reach a sum :  amount


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