# Meaning & Definition of Sum in English

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## Sum

/səm/

## noun

1. A quantity of money

- "He borrowed a large sum"

- "The amount he had in cash was insufficient"

- synonym:
- sum ,
- sum of money ,
- amount ,
- amount of money

2. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers

- synonym:
- sum ,
- amount ,
- total

3. The final aggregate

- "The sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"

- synonym:
- sum ,
- 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"

- synonym:
- kernel ,
- substance ,
- core ,
- center ,
- centre ,
- essence ,
- gist ,
- heart ,
- heart and soul ,
- inwardness ,
- marrow ,
- meat ,
- nub ,
- pith ,
- sum ,
- nitty-gritty

5. The whole amount

- synonym:
- sum ,
- total ,
- totality ,
- aggregate

6. 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"

- synonym:
- union ,
- sum ,
- join

## verb

1. Be a summary of

- "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"

- synonym:
- summarize ,
- summarise ,
- sum ,
- sum up

2. Determine the sum of

- "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

- synonym:
- total ,
- tot ,
- tot up ,
- sum ,
- sum up ,
- summate ,
- tote up ,
- add ,
- add together ,
- tally ,
- add up

## Examples of using

How large а sum did they raise?

The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

Tom paid for it in a lump sum.