# 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.