It is the sum total of all the science fiction movies that have come before.
From there, some very smart people, like Richard Feynman, deduced what is known as the sum over histories.
The upshot: in one day, Knight racked up $440 million in losses, a sum greater than its second-quarter profit.
In its heyday, the miracle of AMC was always greater than the sum of its parts.
The sum total is a sprawling, mosaic portrait of the nation.
To aggregate is to collect into a flock; to collect into a mass or sum.
To this sum he hoped the profits of the Brothers would amount.
The check you gave him was never paid, not even the sum for which you wrote it.
The building could probably be duplicated to-day for one-half that sum.
The absolute is the sum total of all that was, is, and will be.
late 13c., "quantity or amount of money," from Anglo-French and Old French summe (13c.), from Latin summa "total number, whole, essence, gist," noun use of fem. of summus "highest," from PIE *sup-mos-, from root *uper "over" (see super-).
The sense development from "highest" to "total number" is probably via the Roman custom of adding up a stack of figures from the bottom and writing the sum at the top, rather than at the bottom as we do now (cf. the bottom line). Meaning "total number of anything" is recorded from late 14c. Meaning "essence of a writing or speech" also is attested from late 14c. The verb is attested from c.1300; meaning "briefly state the substance of" (now usually with up) is first recorded 1620s. Sum-total is attested from late 14c., from Medieval Latin summa totalis.