# sum+total

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**sum total**— UK US noun [S] ► the whole of something after all the different features or parts that it consists of are taken into account: the sum total of sth »GDP can be defined as the sum total of the goods and services produced nationally. ► a total… …2

**sum total**— n the sum total the whole of an amount the sum total of ▪ That s the sum total of my knowledge about it …3

**sum total**— index aggregate, amount (result), corpus, in solido, principal (capital sum), quantity, sum (total) …4

**sum total**— n. 1. the total arrived at by adding up a sum or sums 2. everything involved or included …5

**sum total**— noun the final aggregate the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered • Syn: ↑sum, ↑summation • Derivationally related forms: ↑summational (for: ↑summation), ↑sum …6

**sum total**— N SING: usu the N of n The sum total of a number of things is all the things added or considered together. You often use this expression to indicate that you are disappointed because the total amount is rather small. That small room contained the …7

**sum total**— {n.} The final amount; everything taken together; total. * /The sum total of expenses for the trip was $450./ * /Ten years was the sum total of John s education./ …8

**sum total**— {n.} The final amount; everything taken together; total. * /The sum total of expenses for the trip was $450./ * /Ten years was the sum total of John s education./ …9

**sum total**— 1. complete numerical total: the sum total of my savings. 2. essence; substance: The sum total of research in the field. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …10

**sum\ total**— noun the final amount; everything taken together; total. The sum total of expenses for the trip was $450. Ten years was the sum total of John s education …