sum total


noun

complete numerical total: the sum total of my savings.
essence; substance: The sum total of research in the field.

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Origin of sum total

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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sum total

The entirety, everything, as in I spent all day in the kitchen and the sum total of my efforts is this cake. [Mid-1600s]

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