sum: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sum), [key]
— n., v., summed, sum•ming.
- the aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars as determined by or as if by the mathematical process of addition: The sum of 6 and 8 is 14.
- a particular aggregate or total, esp. with reference to money: The expenses came to an enormous sum.
- an indefinite amount or quantity, esp. of money: to lend small sums.
- a series of numbers or quantities to be added up.
- an arithmetical problem to be solved, or such a problem worked out and having the various steps shown.
- the full amount, or the whole.
- the substance or gist of a matter, comprehensively or broadly viewed or expressed: the sum of his opinions.
- concise or brief form: in sum.
- the limit of the sequence of partial sums of a given infinite series.
- union (def. 10a).
- a summary.
- to combine into an aggregate or total (often fol. by up).
- to ascertain the sum of, as by addition.
- to bring into or contain in a small compass (often fol. by up).
- to amount (usually fol. by to or into): Their expenses summed into the thousands.
- We summed up our assets and liabilities.
- to reckon:We summed up our assets and liabilities.
- to bring into or contain in a brief and comprehensive statement; summarize:to sum up the case for the prosecution.
- to form a quick estimate of:I summed him up in a minute.
- var. ofbefore m: summon.
- surface-to-underwater missile.
- sum (Thesaurus)
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