Definitions for sum

Definitions for (noun) sum

Main entry: sum, total, totality, aggregate

Definition: the whole amount

Main entry: sum, total, amount

Definition: a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

Main entry: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Main entry: sum, sum total, summation

Definition: the final aggregate

Usage: the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered

Main entry: join, sum, union

Definition: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

Usage: let C be the union of the sets A and B

Main entry: sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money

Definition: a quantity of money

Usage: he borrowed a large sum; the amount he had in cash was insufficient

Definitions for (verb) sum

Main entry: add, add together, add up, tally, sum, sum up, summate, tot, tot up, total, tote up

Definition: determine the sum of

Usage: Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

Main entry: sum, sum up, summarise, summarize

Definition: be a summary of

Usage: The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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