American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of adding; addition.
- n. A sum or aggregate.
- n. A concluding part of a speech or argument containing a summary of principal points, especially of a case before a court of law.
- n. Physiology The process by which multiple or repeated stimuli can produce a response in a nerve, muscle, or other part that one stimulus alone cannot produce.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Addition; specifically, the process of finding the sum of a series, or the limit toward which the sum of an infinite series converges; any combination of particular quantities in a total.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of summing, or forming a sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.
- n. the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
- n. a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
- n. (physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce
- n. the final aggregate
- New Latin summātiō, summātiōn-, from Late Latin summātus, past participle of summāre, to sum up, from Latin summa, sum; see sum1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“So in summation – can this shrill, self absorbed woman please leave the stage.”
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