# the sum total

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe sum totalthe sum totalALL/EVERYTHINGthe whole of an amountthe sum total of That’s the sum total of my knowledge about it. → sum total

Examples from the Corpus

the sum total• They create the illusion that they are the sum total of their own accomplishments.• In the orthodox view the illness is considered to be the sum total of the symptoms and signs which it produces.• Indeed, the whole is considered to constitute more than just the sum total of its parts.• In his eyes I amount to nothing, much, much less than the sum total of him.• Is that the sum total of the charges against me?• The built environment therefore equates to the sum total of all the assembled items which surround us, both natural and man-made.• That was the sum total of my formal education for the craft.
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