sum
Etymology 1
(etyl) summe, from (etyl), from (etyl) summa, feminine of .
Noun
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en noun)
A quantity obtained by addition or aggregation.
- The sum of 3 and 4 is 7.
* Bible, Numbers i. 2
- Take ye the sum of all the congregation.
(often plural) An arithmetic computation, especially one posed to a student as an exercise (not necessarily limited to addition).
- We're learning about division, and the sums are tricky.
* Charles Dickens
- a large sheet of paper covered with long sums
A quantity of money.
- a tidy sum
- the sum of forty pounds
* Bible, Acts xxii. 28
- With a great sum obtained I this freedom.
A summary; the principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium.
- This is the sum of all the evidence in the case.
- This is the sum and substance of his objections.
A central idea or point.
The utmost degree.
* Milton
- Thus have I told thee all my state, and brought / My story to the sum of earthly bliss.
(obsolete) An old English measure of corn equal to the quarter.
* 1882 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 4, page 207:
- The sum is also used for the quarter, and the strike for the bushel.
Synonyms
* (quantity obtained by addition or aggregation) amount, sum total, summation, total, totality
* (arithmetic computation) calculation, computation
* (quantity of money) amount, quantity of money, sum of money
* (summary) See summary
* (central idea or point) center/centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, nitty-gritty, pith substance
* (utmost degree) See summit
* quarter
Derived terms
* a tidy sum
* checksum
* empty sum
* nullary sum
Related terms
* summand
* summary
* summation
* summative
See also
* addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) + (summand) = (sum, total)
* subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference)
* multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product)
* division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend
Verb
(
summ)
To add together.
* 2005 , .
- when you say that stability and change are, it's because you're summing them up together as embraced by it, and taking note of the communion each of them has with being.
To give a summary of.
Synonyms
* (to add together) add, add together, add up, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up
* (to give a summary of) See summarize
Etymology 2
From the (etyl) , all of which have the core signification “pure”, used in elliptical reference to historical coins of pure gold.
Alternative forms
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Noun
(en noun)
The basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan.
The basic unit of money in Uzbekistan.
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