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noun [countable] sum pronunciation in British English /sʌm/
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  1. 1
    an amount of money
    He was fined a sum of £1,000.
    a large/substantial/considerable/huge sum: Companies are prepared to pay substantial sums for the use of our facilities.
    a sum of money: We already spend large sums of money on advertising.
  2. 3
    a total amount made by adding several numbers or amounts together
    sum of: The total area was calculated as the sum of all the individual areas in the plan.



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