# 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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