sum

sum
I UK [sʌm] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "sum":
singular sum plural sums
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1) an amount of money

He was fined a sum of £1,000.

a large/substantial/considerable/huge sum:

Companies are prepared to pay substantial sums for the use of our facilities.

a sum of money:

We already spend large sums of money on advertising.

2) [often plural] British a simple calculation. To do a sum is to calculate something.
3) a total amount made by adding several numbers or amounts together
sum of:

The total area was calculated as the sum of all the individual areas in the plan.

greater/more than the sum of its parts — forming a better or stronger combination than you would expect from each of the individual parts

The movie has a simple story, but it's greater than the sum of its parts.


II UK [sʌm] / US verb
Word forms "sum":
present tense I/you/we/they sum he/she/it sums present participle summing past tense summed past participle summed
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Phrasal verbs:

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