the sum of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the sum of

1 : an amount of (money)
  • I paid the sum of $500.
2 : the result of (adding two or more numbers together)
  • The sum of 5 and 7 is 12
3 : all there is of : the whole amount of
  • Working odd summer jobs has been the sum of my experience so far.

Word by Word Definitions

sum play
  1. : an indefinite or specified amount of money

  2. : the whole amount : aggregate

  3. : the utmost degree : summit

  1. : to calculate the sum of : total

  2. : summarize

  3. : to reach a sum : amount

  1. the basic monetary unit of Uzbekistan — see Money Table


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