sum

noun (1)
\ˈsəm \

Definition of sum 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : an indefinite or specified amount of money

2 : the whole amount : aggregate

3 : the utmost degree : summit reached the sum of human happiness

4a : 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

5a(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

in sum

: in short : briefly

sum

verb
summed; summing

Definition of sum (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to calculate the sum of : total

2 : summarize

intransitive verb

: to reach a sum : amount

sum

noun (2)
\ˈsəm \
plural sums

Definition of sum (Entry 3 of 3)

the basic monetary unit of Uzbekistan — see Money Table

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Other Words from sum

Noun (1)

summability \ ˌsə-​mə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
summable \ ˈsə-​mə-​bəl \ adjective

Examples of sum in a Sentence

Verb

can sum figures in his head faster than I can punch them into a calculator

First Known Use of sum

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sum

Noun (1)

Middle English summe, from Anglo-French sume, somme, from Latin summa, from feminine of summus highest; akin to Latin super over — more at over

Noun (2)

Uzbek so'm ruble

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sum

noun
\ˈsəm \

Kids Definition of sum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the result obtained by adding numbers The sum of 4 and 5 is 9.

2 : a problem in arithmetic

3 : a quantity of money We donated a small sum.

4 : the whole amount Two trips is the sum of my travel experience.

sum

verb
summed; summing

Kids Definition of sum (Entry 2 of 2)

: to find the total number of by adding or counting

sum up

: to tell again in a few words : summarize

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