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sum

sum

 
 
pronunciation:
suhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
sum up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the number or amount that comes from adding two or more numbers.
The sum of ten and ten is twenty.
synonyms:
amount, total
similar words:
count, figure, number, tally
definition 2: an amount of money that is not stated or definite.
He has saved a large sum over the years.
synonyms:
amount
phrase: sum up
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: summed, summing, sums
definition: to find the total of (often fol. by up).
Sum this column of numbers to find out how much money we received.
synonyms:
add, tally, total
similar words:
calculate, compute, figure, ring up, score
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The words sum and some (unspecified in number) sound alike but have different meanings.
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