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# sum

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noun \ˈsəm\

## Definition of sum

1. 1 :  an indefinite or specified amount of money

2. 2 :  the whole amount :  aggregate

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

4. 4a :  a summary of the chief points or thoughts :  summation the sum of this criticism follows — C. W. Hendelb :  gist the sum and substance of an argument

5. 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 indefinitelyb :  numbers to be added; broadly :  a problem in arithmeticc (1) :  disjunction 2 (2) :  union 2d

## summability

play \ˌsə-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

## in sum

1. :  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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## summing

1. ###### transitive verb
2. 1 :  to calculate the sum of :  total

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4. ###### intransitive verb
5. :  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

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noun \ˈsəm\

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## sums

1. the basic monetary unit of Uzbekistan — see money table

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noun \ˈsəm\

## Definition of sum for Students

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

2. 2 :  a problem in arithmetic

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

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

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## summing

1. :  to find the total number of by adding or counting

## sum up

1. :  to tell again in a few words :  summarize

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