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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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