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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An amount obtained as a result of adding numbers.
  • noun An arithmetic problem.
  • noun The whole amount, quantity, or number; an aggregate.
  • noun An amount of money.
  • noun A summary.
  • noun The central idea or point; the gist.
  • transitive verb Mathematics To add.
  • transitive verb To give a summary of; summarize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The highest point: the top; summit; completion; full amount; total; maximum.
  • noun The whole; the principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the substance.
  • noun The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the result of the process of addition: as, the sum of 5 and 7 is 12; the sum of a and b is a + b.
  • noun Hence The whole number or quantity.
  • noun A quantity of money or currency; an indefinite amount of money.
  • noun An arithmetical problem to be solved, or an example of a rule to be worked out; also, such a problem worked out and the various steps shown.
  • noun In the calculus of finite differences, a function the result of operating upon another function with the sign of summation, and expressing the addition of all successive values of that function in which the variable differs from unit to unit from zero or other constant value to one less than the value indicated; also, a special value of such a function. Thus, the sum of r is
  • noun or, since the summation may commence at any other integral value of x, ϲ r = r / (r—1) + C, where C is an arbitrary constant or periodic function having for its period a submultiple of unity.
  • See -some.
  • An obsolete spelling of some.
  • To combine into a total or sum; add together; ascertain the totality of: often followed by up.
  • To bring or collect into a small compass; condense in a few words: usually with up: as, to sum up evidence; to sum up arguments.
  • In falconry, to have (the feathers) full grown and in full number.
  • Hence To supply with full clothing.
  • In the calculus of finite differences, to find the general expression for the aggregate of: said of the result of adding successive values of a given function in each of which the variable is increased over the last by unity. See sum, n., 7.
  • To make a recapitulation; offer a brief statement of the principal points or substance: usually with up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together.
  • noun A quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely.
  • noun The principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium.
  • noun Height; completion; utmost degree.
  • noun (Arith.) A problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out.
  • noun as distinguished from arithmetical sum, the aggregate of two or more numbers or quantities taken with regard to their signs, as + or -, according to the rules of addition in algebra; thus, the algebraic sum of -2, 8, and -1 is 5.
  • noun [Obs.] in short; in brief.
  • transitive verb To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up.
  • transitive verb To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up.
  • transitive verb (Falconry) To have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage.
  • transitive verb a compendium or abridgment; a recapitulation; a résumé; a summary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A quantity obtained by addition or aggregation.
  • noun often plural An arithmetic computation, especially one posed to a student as an exercise (not necessarily limited to addition).
  • noun A quantity of money.
  • noun A summary.
  • noun A central idea or point.
  • noun The utmost degree.
  • noun obsolete An old English measure of corn equal to the quarter.
  • verb transitive To add together.
  • verb transitive To give a summary of.
  • noun The basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan.
  • noun The basic unit of money in Uzbekistan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb determine the sum of

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English summe, from Old French, from Latin summa, from feminine of summus, highest; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

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Middle English summe, from Old French, from Latin summa, feminine of summus ("highest").

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From Uzbek.

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