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# 1sum

noun \ˈsəm\

## Definition of SUM

1
:  an indefinite or specified amount of money
2
:  the whole amount :  aggregate
3
:  the utmost degree :  summit <reached the sum of human happiness>
4
a :  a summary of the chief points or thoughts :  summation <the sum of this criticism follows — C. W. Hendel>
b :  gist <the sum and substance of an argument>
5
a (1) :  the result of adding numbers <the sum of 5 and 7 is 12> (2) :  the limit of the sum of the first n terms of an infinite series as n increases indefinitely
b :  numbers to be added; broadly :  a problem in arithmetic
c (1) :  disjunction 2
(2) :  union 2d
sum·ma·bil·i·ty \ˌsə-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in sum
:  in short :  briefly

## Origin of SUM

Middle English summe, from Anglo-French sume, somme, from Latin summa, from feminine of summus highest; akin to Latin super over — more at over
First Known Use: 14th century

verb
summedsum·ming

## Definition of SUM

transitive verb
1
:  to calculate the sum of :  total
2
intransitive verb
:  to reach a sum :  amount

14th century

noun \ˈsəm\
plural sums

## Definition of SUM

— see money table

## Origin of SUM

Uzbek so'm ruble
First Known Use: 1993
SUM Defined for Kids

noun \ˈsəm\

## Definition of SUM for Kids

1
:  the result obtained by adding numbers <The sum of 4 and 5 is 9.>
2
:  a problem in arithmetic
3
:  a quantity of money <We donated a small sum.>
4
:  the whole amount <Two trips is the sum of my travel experience.>

verb
summedsum·ming

## Definition of SUM for Kids

:  to find the total number of by adding or counting
sum up
:  to tell again in a few words :  summarize

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