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Noun: sum  súm
  1. A quantity of money
    "he borrowed a large sum";
    - sum of money, amount, amount of money
     
  2. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    - amount, total
     
  3. The final aggregate
    "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered";
    - summation, sum total
     
  4. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the sum of the prosecutor's argument";
    - kernel, substance, core, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, nitty-gritty
     
  5. The whole amount
    - total, totality, aggregate
     
  6. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    "let C be the sum of the sets A and B";
    - union, join
Verb: sum (summed,summing)  súm
  1. Be a summary of
    "The abstract sums up the main ideas in the paper";
    - summarize, summarise [Brit], sum up
     
  2. Determine the sum of
    - total, tot, tot up, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up

Sounds like: soles, souls

Derived forms: summing, summed, sums

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, assets, cognitive content, collection, content, count, enumerate, mental object, number, numerate, quantity, say, set, state, tell, unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Sum