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sum - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sum

Definition
(noun) a quantity of money
Example Sentence
  • he borrowed a large sum
  • the amount he had in cash was insufficient

Definition
(noun) a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
Synonyms : amount , total

Definition
(noun) the final aggregate
Synonyms : sum total , summation
Example Sentence
  • the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered

Definition
(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Definition
(noun) the whole amount
Synonyms : aggregate , total , totality

Definition
(noun) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
Synonyms : join , union
Example Sentence
  • let C be the union of the sets A and B

Definition
(verb) be a summary of
Synonyms : sum up , summarise , summarize
Example Sentence
  • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

Definition
(verb) determine the sum of
Synonyms : add , add together , add up , sum up , summate , tally , tot , tot up , total , tote up
Example Sentence
  • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

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