Associations to the word «Sum»

Wiktionary

SUM, noun. A quantity obtained by addition or aggregation.
SUM, noun. (often plural) An arithmetic computation, especially one posed to a student as an exercise (not necessarily limited to addition).
SUM, noun. A quantity of money.
SUM, noun. A summary; the principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium.
SUM, noun. A central idea or point.
SUM, noun. The utmost degree.
SUM, noun. (obsolete) An old English measure of corn equal to the quarter.
SUM, verb. (transitive) To add together.
SUM, verb. (transitive) To give a summary of.
SUM, noun. The basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan.
SUM, noun. The basic unit of money in Uzbekistan.
SUM OF ITS PARTS, noun. (idiomatic) A concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.
SUM UP, verb. (idiomatic) to summarize

Dictionary definition

SUM, noun. A quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient".
SUM, noun. A quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers.
SUM, noun. The final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered".
SUM, noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story".
SUM, noun. The whole amount.
SUM, noun. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B".
SUM, verb. Be a summary of; "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper".
SUM, verb. Determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky