Date: | 1200-1300 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | summe, from Latin summa, from summus 'highest' |

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sum1 S3 W2 [countable]

2## the sum of something

HM the total produced when you add two or more numbers or amounts together :

You will have to pay the sum of the two sets of costs.

3## greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

having a quality or effectiveness as a group that you would not expect from the quality of each member :

The team is greater than the sum of its parts.

4## calculation

HM a simple calculation by adding, multiplying, dividing etc, especially one done by children at school

5## do your sums

informal British English to calculate whether you have enough money to do something :

Do your sums first before you decide how much to spend.

6## in sum

formal used before a statement that gives the main information about something in a few simple words :

In sum, soul music is important to the record industry.

Definition of sum from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
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volume
work
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