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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)
(2) : union 2d

## summability

\ˌsə-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

## summable

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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verb

## Definition of sum

summed; summing
transitive verb
1 : to calculate the sum of : total
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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

14th century

## sum Synonyms

###### Synonyms
cast (up), foot (up), add, summate, tot (up), total, totalize, tote (up)
###### Related Words
calculate, cipher, compute, figure, reckon, table, tabulate, tally, work out; divide, multiply, subtract; count, enumerate, number, tell; recompute, refigure

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noun \ ˈsəm \

## Definition of sum

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

Uzbek so'm ruble

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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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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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