meaning of sum

1. The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; as, the sum of 5 and 7 is 12.
A quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum.
The principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium; as, this is the sum of all the evidence in the case; this is the sum and substance of his objections.
Height; completion; utmost degree.
A problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out.
To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up.
To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up.
To have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage.
sum 1. In domain theory, the sum A + B of two domains contains all elements of both domains, modified to indicate which part of the union they come from, plus a new bottom element. There are two constructor functions associated with the sum: inA : A -> A+B inB : B -> A+B inAa = 0,a inBb = 1,b and a disassembly operation: case d of isAx -> E1; isBx -> E2 This can be generalised to arbitrary numbers of domains. See also smash sum, disjoint union. 2. A Unix utility to calculate a 16-bit checksum of the data in a file. It also displays the size of the file, either in kilobytes or in 512-byte blocks. The checksum may differ on machines with 16-bit and 32-bit ints. Unix manual page: sum1.
the whole amount

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