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sum

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

summability

play \ˌsə-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

summable

play \ˈsə-mə-bəl\ adjective
in sum
:in short :briefly

Origin and Etymology 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


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sum

verb

Definition of sum

summed; summing
transitive verb
1 :to calculate the sum of :total
intransitive verb
:to reach a sum :amount

Examples of sum in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of sum

14th century


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sum

noun \ ˈsəm \

Definition of sum

plural sums
the basic monetary unit of Uzbekistan — see Money Table

Origin and Etymology of sum

Uzbek so'm ruble



SUM Defined for Kids

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sum

noun \ ˈsəm \

Definition of sum for Students

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.

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sum

verb

Definition of sum for Students

summed; summing
:to find the total number of by adding or counting
sum up
:to tell again in a few words :summarize


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