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sum total

n.
1. The total that is obtained by adding up a series of numbers; a sum.
2. The whole amount of something taken into consideration, especially that which cannot be calculated numerically; totality.

[Middle English somme total, ultimately (partly via Anglo-Norman sume total) from Medieval Latin summa tōtālis : Latin summa, sum; see sum + Medieval Latin tōtālis, total; see total.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sum total - the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
congeries, conglomeration, aggregate - a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

sum total

noun
A number or quantity obtained as a result of addition:
Archaic: tale.
Translations
مَجْموع كُلّي، حاصِل الجَمِع
celkový úhrn
totalbeløb
heildarupphæî
genel toplam

sum

(sam) noun
1. the amount or total made by two or more things or numbers added together. The sum of 12, 24, 7 and 11 is 54.
2. a quantity of money. It will cost an enormous sum to repair the swimming pool.
3. a problem in arithmetic. My children are better at sums than I am.
sum total
the complete or final total. The sum total of the damage cannot be calculated.
sum uppast tense, past participle summed verb
to give the main or important points of. He summed up the various proposals.
References in classic literature ?
He belongs to the great array of the unknown - who are great, indeed, by the sum total of the devoted effort put out, and the colossal scale of success attained by their insatiable and steadfast ambition.
"And now we shift from this particular process to the sum total of all industrial processes in the United States, which includes the leather itself, raw material, transportation, selling, everything.
The life of a man was to him of far less value than a numeral, especially when, by taking it away, he could increase the sum total of his own desires.
Development of the brain should not be the sum total of human endeavor.
In the sum total of their points, however, the anthropoid had a shade the better of the battle, and had there been no other personal attribute to influence the final outcome, Tarzan of the Apes, the young Lord Greystoke, would have died as he had lived--an unknown savage beast in equatorial Africa.