sum

18 ENTRIES FOUND:

1sum

noun \ˈsəm\

Definition of SUM

1
:  an indefinite or specified amount of money
2
:  the whole amount :  aggregate
3
:  the utmost degree :  summit <reached the sum of human happiness>
4
a :  a summary of the chief points or thoughts :  summation <the sum of this criticism follows — C. W. Hendel>
b :  gist <the sum and substance of an argument>
5
a (1) :  the result of adding numbers <the sum of 5 and 7 is 12> (2) :  the limit of the sum of the first n terms of an infinite series as n increases indefinitely
b :  numbers to be added; broadly :  a problem in arithmetic
c (1) :  disjunction 2
(2) :  union 2d
sum·ma·bil·i·ty \ˌsə-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
sum·ma·ble \ˈsə-mə-bəl\ adjective
in sum
:  in short :  briefly

Origin of SUM

Middle English summe, from Anglo-French sume, somme, from Latin summa, from feminine of summus highest; akin to Latin super over — more at over
First Known Use: 14th century

2sum

verb
summedsum·ming

Definition of SUM

transitive verb
1
:  to calculate the sum of :  total
2
:  summarize
intransitive verb
:  to reach a sum :  amount

Examples of SUM

  1. <can sum figures in his head faster than I can punch them into a calculator>

First Known Use of SUM

14th century

3sum

noun \ˈsəm\
plural sums

Definition of SUM

— see money table

Origin of SUM

Uzbek so'm ruble
First Known Use: 1993

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