Definition of Sum

1. Noun. A quantity of money. "The amount he had in cash was insufficient"

2. Verb. Be a summary of. "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"
Exact synonyms: Sum Up, Summarise, Summarize
Related verbs: Resume, Sum Up, Summarise, Summarize
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Summation, Summarisation, Summarization

3. Noun. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers.
Exact synonyms: Amount, Total
Generic synonyms: Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Grand Total, Subtotal
Derivative terms: Amount, Summate, Total, Total

4. Verb. Determine the sum of. "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

5. Noun. The final aggregate. "The sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
Exact synonyms: Sum Total, Summation
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Aggregate, Congeries, Conglomeration
Derivative terms: Summate, Summate, Summational

6. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"

7. Noun. The whole amount.
Exact synonyms: Aggregate, Total, Totality
Generic synonyms: Unit, Whole
Derivative terms: Aggregate, Aggregate, Aggregate, Summate, Total, Total

8. Noun. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets. "Let C be the union of the sets A and B"
Exact synonyms: Join, Union
Generic synonyms: Set
Specialized synonyms: Direct Sum

Definition of Sum

1. n. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; as, the sum of 5 and 7 is 12.

2. v. t. To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up.

Definition of Sum

1. Noun. A quantity obtained by addition or aggregation. ¹

2. Noun. (UK Ireland) An arithmetic computation, especially one posed to a student as an exercise (not necessarily limited to addition.) ¹

3. Noun. A quantity of money. ¹

4. Noun. A summary. ¹

5. Noun. A central idea or point. ¹

6. Noun. The utmost degree. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) An old English measure of corn equal to the quarter. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To add together. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To give a summary of. ¹

10. Noun. The basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan. ¹

11. Noun. The basic unit of money in Uzbekistan. ¹

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Definition of Sum

1. to add into one total [v SUMMED, SUMMING, SUMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sum

sum (current term)
sum of its parts
sum of money
sum total
sum up
sumac family

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