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sum

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a complete amount of something
  • the sum of human knowledge on that subject

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2 a short statement of the main points
  • the district attorney delivered a sum of the evidence against the accused that was simply staggering

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3 the highest part or point
  • he declared that he had reached the sum of joy when his newborn daughter was laid in his arms

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4 the central part or aspect of something under consideration
  • the sum of the issue is: who will pay for this?

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sum

verb

Synonyms of sum (Entry 2 of 2)

to combine (numbers) into a single sum
  • can sum figures in his head faster than I can punch them into a calculator

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The first known use of sum was in the 14th century

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“Sum.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sum. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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