the sum of

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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.

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“The sum of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20sum%20of. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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