# Definitions and Synonyms of *sum* | Another word for *sum* | What is *sum? *

*Definition 1: the whole amount - [noun denoting artifact]*

*Definition 2: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience - [noun denoting cognition]*

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*the gist of the prosecutor's argument**the heart and soul of the Republican Party**the nub of the story*

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*center**centre**core**essence**gist**heart**heart and soul**inwardness**kernel**marrow**meat**nitty-gritty**nub**pith**substance*

*(**sum* is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

*sum*is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

*(... is a kind of **sum* ) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

*sum*) (plural) the most basic facts or elements

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*"he told us only the bare bones of the story"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) (metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the purest and most concentrated essence of something

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) a critically important or characteristic component

*"suspense is the very stuff of narrative"**Definition 3: a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers - [noun denoting cognition]*

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*(**sum* is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*sum*is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*(... is a kind of **sum* ) the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers

*sum*) the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers

*(... is a kind of **sum* ) the sum of part of a group of numbers

*sum*) the sum of part of a group of numbers

*Definition 4: the final aggregate - [noun denoting group]*

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*the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered*

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*(**sum* is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

*sum*is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

*(... is a kind of **sum* ) a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

*sum*) a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

*Definition 5: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets - [noun denoting group]*

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*let C be the union of the sets A and B*

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*(**sum* is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

*sum*is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

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*"a set of books"**"a set of golf clubs"**"a set of teeth"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets

*Definition 6: a quantity of money - [noun denoting possession]*

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*he borrowed a large sum**the amount he had in cash was insufficient*

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*(**sum* is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

*sum*is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

*(... is a kind of **sum* ) a sum of money offered as a prize

*sum*) a sum of money offered as a prize

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*"the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount

*"her salary is peanuts compared to his"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the total amount of money paid in wages

*"the company had a large payroll"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) an amount paid before it is earned

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the total amount and type of insurance carried

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) an amount of money expressed numerically

*"a figure of $17 was suggested"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

*"the company operated at a loss last year"**"the company operated in the red last year"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the sum of money that is misappropriated

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) an amount of money contributed

*"he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"*### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the amount that the insurance company will pay on a given life insurance policy if the policy is cancelled prior to the death of the insured

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

### (... is a kind of *sum* ) a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse

*"he made the contribution out of his own purse"**"he and his wife shared a common purse"**Definition 7: determine the sum of - [verb of communication]*

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*Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town*

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*(**sum* is a kind of ...) determine the number or amount of

*sum*is a kind of ...) determine the number or amount of

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*"Can you count the books on your shelf?"**"Count your change"*### (*sum* has a similar meaning as ...) make an addition by combining numbers

*"Add 27 and 49, please!"**Definition 8: be a summary of - [verb of stative]*

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*The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper*

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*(**sum* is a kind of ...) express in words

*sum*is a kind of ...) express in words

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*"He said that he wanted to marry her"**"tell me what is bothering you"**"state your opinion"**"state your name"*### (*sum* has a similar meaning as ...) give a summary (of)

*"he summed up his results"**"I will now summarize"*

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