the sum total


: the whole amount : the entire total of something
usually + of
The sum total of the payments will be $28,000.That's the sum total of what I know about cars.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The aesthetic that packages them as such, that creates a character almost exclusively from the sum total of the psychological minimum, gives the entire movie a spareness that turns its images into information dispensers, nearly devoid of observation and curiosity. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 Here, however, when the sum total of matter and energy coalesces in a ball of infinite density and temperature, the equations of general relativity break down. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2023

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“The sum total.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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