I. noun Etymology: Middle English summe, from Anglo-French sume, somme, from Latin summa, from feminine of summus highest; akin to Latin super over — more at over Date: 14th century 1. an indefinite or specified amount of money 2. the whole amount ; aggregate 3. the utmost degree ; summit <
reached the sum of human happiness
4. a. a summary of the chief points or thoughts ; summation <
the sum of this criticism follows — C. W. Hendel
b. gist <
the sum and substance of an argument
5. a. (1) the result of adding numbers <
the sum of 5 and 7 is 12
(2) the limit of the sum of the first n terms of an infinite series as n increases indefinitely b. numbers to be added; broadly a problem in arithmetic c. (1) disjunction 2 (2) union 2d • summability nounsummable adjective II. verb (summed; summing) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to calculate the sum of ; total 2. summarize intransitive verb to reach a sum ; amount

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