
Definition of Summation
1. Noun. A concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court).
Generic synonyms: Sumup, Summary
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Sum, Summational
2. Noun. (physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce.
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Summational
3. Noun. The final aggregate. "The sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Aggregate, Congeries, Conglomeration
Derivative terms: Sum, Summate, Summate, Summational
4. Noun. The arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers. "Four plus three equals seven"
Generic synonyms: Arithmetic Operation
Derivative terms: Add, Add, Sum, Summational
Definition of Summation
1. n. The act of summing, or forming a sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.
Definition of Summation
1. Noun. A summarization. ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics) : An adding up of a series of items. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Summation
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Literary usage of Summation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1904)
"Can any reflex movement occur without a summation of stimuli? All agree that much
greater intensities of currents are required for the production of ..."
2. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 18001900: Subject Indexby Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"Mth. SP 2 (1884)25/ 1625 Finite Summation. ring series. ... Binomial expansion,
summation of terms. Pollock, (Sir) F. [1850] BSP 5 (1851) ..."
3. The conduction of the nervous impulse by Keith Lucas (1917)
"ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN Summation. THE outcome of the experiments which I have
described is to show that there is a type of summation obtainable in peripheral ..."
4. The conduction of the nervous impulse by Keith Lucas (1917)
"ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN Summation. THE outcome of the experiments which I have
described is to show that there is a type of summation obtainable in peripheral ..."
5. Combination Tones and Other Related Auditory Phenomena by Joseph Peterson (1908)
"Only one of the subjects was present at a time, and in no case did she know which
fork of the group represented the summation tone. ..."