# sum

**Noun**

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**sum** (*plural* **sums**)

- (arithmetic) A quantity obtained by addition or aggregation.
*The***sum**of 3 and 4 is 7.

- (arithmetic) An arithmetic computation, especially one posed to a student as an exercise (not necessarily limited to addition.)
- A quantity of money.
- A summary.
- A central idea or point.
- The utmost degree.
- (obsolete) An old English measure of corn equal to the quarter.
**1882**, The**sum**is also used for the quarter, and the strike for the bushel. â€” James Edwin Thorold Rogers,*A History of Agriculture and Prices in England*, Volume 4, p. 207.

**Synonyms:**

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*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** - (
*obsolete: old English measure of corn*): quarter

**3** letters in word "sum": ** M S U**.

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