- complete numerical total: the sum total of my savings.
- essence; substance: The sum total of research in the field.
Origin of sum total
Related Words for sum totalsummation, totality, aggregate, all, amount, body, budget, bulk, entirety, gross, jackpot, mass, quantity, quantum, result, sum, tale
Examples from the Web for sum total
Historical Examples of sum total
A cook, a butler, and a valet were the sum-total of his retinue.The Lure of the Mask
That, at least, was the sum-total as it presented itself to him, and on which he framed his conclusions.Michael
E. F. Benson
We cannot evaluate progress as an increase in a sum-total of happiness.Progress and History
(a) Rows of raw fact; (b) Principles, spiritual or sum-total facts.The Lost Art of Reading
Gerald Stanley Lee
Consequently the sum-total that you ought to have in hand soon is—how much?Childhood
The entirety, everything, as in I spent all day in the kitchen and the sum total of my efforts is this cake. [Mid-1600s]