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Origin of sum

First recorded in 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English summe, from Latin summa “sum,” noun use of feminine of summus “highest,” superlative of superus (see superior); (verb) Middle English summen (from Old French summer), from Medieval Latin summāre, derivative of summa

synonym study for sum

1. See number.

OTHER WORDS FROM sum

sumless, adjectivesum·less·ness, nounoutsum, verb (used with object), out·summed, out·sum·ming.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sum

some, sum

Definition for sum (2 of 3)

SUM

surface-to-underwater missile.

Definition for sum (3 of 3)

sum-

variant of sub- before m: summon.
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British Dictionary definitions for sum (1 of 2)

sum1
/ (sʌm) /

noun

verb sums, summing or summed

(often foll by up) to add or form a total of (something)
(tr) to calculate the sum of (the terms in a sequence)
See also sum up

Word Origin for sum

C13 summe, from Old French, from Latin summa the top, sum, from summus highest, from superus in a higher position; see super

British Dictionary definitions for sum (2 of 2)

sum2
/ (sʊm) /

noun plural sumy (sʊmɪ)

the standard monetary unit of Uzbekistan, divided into 100 tiyin
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Scientific definitions for sum

sum
[ sŭm ]

The result of adding numbers or quantities. The sum of 6 and 9, for example, is 15, and the sum of 4x and 5x is 9x.
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