## sum

*Pronunciation:* (sum), [key] * — n., v., summed, sum•ming. *

*—n.* - the aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars as determined by or as if by the mathematical process of addition:
*The sum of 6 and 8 is 14.* - a particular aggregate or total, esp. with reference to money:
*The expenses came to an enormous sum.* - an indefinite amount or quantity, esp. of money:
*to lend small sums.* - a series of numbers or quantities to be added up.
- an arithmetical problem to be solved, or such a problem worked out and having the various steps shown.
- the full amount, or the whole.
- the substance or gist of a matter, comprehensively or broadly viewed or expressed:
*the sum of his opinions.* - concise or brief form:
*in sum.* -
- the limit of the sequence of partial sums of a given infinite series.
- union (def. 10a).

- a summary.

*—v.t.* - to combine into an aggregate or total (often fol. by up).
- to ascertain the sum of, as by addition.
- to bring into or contain in a small compass (often fol. by up).

*—v.i.* - to amount (usually fol. by to or into):
*Their expenses summed into the thousands.* -
*We summed up our assets and liabilities.* - to reckon:We summed up our assets and liabilities.
- to bring into or contain in a brief and comprehensive statement; summarize:to sum up the case for the prosecution.
- to form a quick estimate of:I summed him up in a minute.

## sum-

- var. ofbefore m: summon.

## SUM

- surface-to-underwater missile.

*Random House Unabridged Dictionary,* Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.