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sum /ˈsʌm/

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Sum n.

1. 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.

*Take ye the sum of all the congregation.* --*Num. i. 2.*

Note: ☞ __Sum__ is now commonly applied to an aggregate of numbers, and __number__ to an aggregate of persons or things.

2. A quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum. *“The sum of forty pound.”*

3. 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.

4. Height; completion; utmost degree.

Thus have I told thee all my state, and brought

My story to the sum of earthly bliss. --

5. Arith. A problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out.

Sum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Summed p. pr. & vb. n. Summing.]

1. 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__.

*The mind doth value every moment, and then the hour doth rather sum up the moments, than divide the day.* --*Bacon.*

2. To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with __up__.

*=\“Go to the ant, thou sluggard,”* in few words sums up the moral of this fable.\= --*L'Estrange.*

*He sums their virtues in himself alone.* --*Dryden.*

3. Falconry To have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage.

But feathered soon and fledge

They summed their pens [wings]. --*Milton.*

**Summing up**, a compendium or abridgment; a recapitulation; a résumé; a summary.

Syn: -- To cast up; collect; comprise; condense; comprehend; compute.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

sum

n 1: a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount

he had in cash was insufficient" [syn: sum of money, amount,

amount of money]

2: a quantity obtained by addition [syn: amount, total]

3: the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not

equal the misery they suffered" [syn: summation, sum

total]

4: 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" [syn: kernel, substance, core,

center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness,

marrow, meat, nub, pith, nitty-gritty]

5: the whole amount [syn: total, totality, aggregate]

6: the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan

7: 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" [syn:

union, join]

v 1: be a summary of; "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in

the paper" [syn: summarize, summarise, sum up]

2: determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to

those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot

up, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together,

tally, add up]

[also: summing, summed]