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sum

sum

 
pronunciation:
suhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in sum, sum up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the total number or quantity that results from adding two or more numbers or quantities.
The sum of five, ten, and twenty is thirty-five.Did you check that your sum is correct?
synonyms:
aggregate, amount, total
similar words:
complement, count, figure, number, tally
definition 2: the complete or aggregate amount.
Decisions were based on the sum of our discussions.
synonyms:
aggregate, entirety, totality
similar words:
all, complement, total
definition 3: an unspecified amount, esp. of money.
He has saved a considerable sum over the years.
synonyms:
amount, quantity
definition 4: a series of numbers to be added together.
definition 5: the essence of something; gist.
The sum of her remarks was that wars were commercial enterprises.
synonyms:
essence, gist, pith, quintessence, substance
similar words:
nub
phrase: in sum
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: summed, summing, sums
definition: to find the total of (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
add, tally, total
similar words:
calculate, compute, figure, ring up, score, tot
phrase: sum up
Homophone Note
The words sum and some (unspecified in number) sound alike but have different meanings.
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Word Parts
The word sum contains the following part:
sum, summ Latin root that means highest