Definitions for SUMsʌm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sumsʌm(n.; v.)summed, sum•ming.
(n.)the aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars as determined by or as if by the mathematical process of addition:
The sum of 6 and 8 is 14.
an amount or quantity, esp. of money:
to lend small sums.
a series of numbers or quantities to be added up.
an arithmetical problem to be solved, or such a problem worked out and having the various steps shown.
the full amount, or the whole:
the sum of our knowledge.
Category: Common Vocabulary
the main idea, gist, or point:
the sum and substance of his argument.
(v.t.)to combine into an aggregate or total (often fol. by up).
to ascertain the sum of, as by addition.
to bring into or contain in a small compass (often fol. by up).
sum up, to express in a brief and comprehensive statement; summarize. to form a quick estimate or judgment of.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for sum:
in sum,in concise or brief form.
Origin of sum:
1250–1300; < L summa sum, n. use of fem. of summus highest, superl. of superus (see superior )
var. of sub- before
sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money(noun)
a quantity of money
"he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
sum, amount, total(noun)
a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
sum, summation, sum total(noun)
the final aggregate
"the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
"the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
sum, total, totality, aggregate(noun)
the whole amount
union, sum, join(verb)
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"
summarize, summarise, sum, sum up(verb)
be a summary of
"The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"
total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up(verb)
determine the sum of
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an amount or quantity of money
large sums of money; They paid a sum of $20,000.
the total when numbers are added together
What's the sum of 18 and 94?
an easy mathematical calculation
to briefly state the main points
It is difficult to sum up how I feel in just a few words.
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
a quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum
the principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium; as, this is the sum of all the evidence in the case; this is the sum and substance of his objections
height; completion; utmost degree
a problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out
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
to bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up
to have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage
Sum, sumu, sumon, and somon are a type of administrative district used in China, Mongolia, and Russia.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2615
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1945
Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Nouns Frequency: #837
Rank popularity for the word 'SUM' in Verbs Frequency: #895
Translations for SUM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the amount or total made by two or more things or numbers added together
The sum of 12, 24, 7 and 11 is 54.
- somaPortuguese (BR)
- die SummeGerman
- حاصل جمعFarsi
- योग, योगफल, जोड़Hindi
- hasil tambahMalay
- حاصل جمعPersian
- د جمعی حاصلPashto
- sumă, totalRomanian
- сумма; итогRussian
- 和，總數Chinese (Trad.)
- сума; підсумокUkrainian
- tổng số, tổngVietnamese
- 和，总数Chinese (Simp.)
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