Sum vs. Total

Sum vs. Total — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Sum and Total

Sumnoun

An amount obtained as a result of adding numbers.

Totalnoun

An amount obtained by addition; a sum.

Sumnoun

An arithmetic problem

a child good at sums.

Totalnoun

The whole amount of something; the entirety

The storm damaged the total of the housing units.

Sumnoun

The whole amount, quantity, or number; an aggregate

the sum of the team's combined experience.

Totaladjective

Of, relating to, or constituting the whole amount; entire

the total population of the city.

Sumnoun

An amount of money

paid an enormous sum.

Totaladjective

Complete; utter; absolute

total concentration.a total effort.a total fool.

Sumnoun

A summary

my view of the world, in sum.

Totalverb

To determine the total of; add up

They totaled the applications at 600.

Sumnoun

The central idea or point; the gist.

Totalverb

To equal a total of; amount to

The week's receipts totaled more than $90,000.

Sumverb

(Mathematics) To add.

Totalverb

To wreck completely; demolish

The driver survived the crash but totaled the car.

Sumverb

To give a summary of; summarize.

Totalverb

To add up; amount

It totals to $25.

Sumnoun

A quantity obtained by addition or aggregation.

The sum of 3 and 4 is 7.

Totalnoun

An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.

Sumnoun

(often plural) An arithmetic computation, especially one posed to a student as an exercise (not necessarily limited to addition).

We're learning about division, and the sums are tricky.

Totalnoun

Sum.

The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

Sumnoun

A quantity of money.

a tidy sumthe sum of forty pounds

Totaladjective

Entire; relating to the whole of something.

The total book is rubbish from start to finish.The total number of votes cast is 3,270.

Sumnoun

A summary; the principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium.

This is the sum of all the evidence in the case.This is the sum and substance of his objections.

Totaladjective

(used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.

He is a total failure.

Sumnoun

A central idea or point.

Totalverb

(transitive) To add up; to calculate the sum of.

When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.

Sumnoun

The utmost degree.

Totalverb

To equal a total of; to amount to.

That totals seven times so far.

Sumnoun

(obsolete) An old English measure of corn equal to the quarter.

Totalverb

to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)

Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.

Sumnoun

The basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan.

Totalverb

(intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.

It totals nearly a pound.

Sumnoun

The basic unit of money in Uzbekistan.

Totalnoun

the whole amount

Sumverb

(transitive) To add together.

Totalnoun

a quantity obtained by addition

Sumverb

(transitive) To give a summary of.

Totalverb

add up in number or quantity;

The bills amounted to $2,000The bill came to $2,000

Sumpronoun

eye dialect of some

Totalverb

determine the sum of;

Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

Sumdeterminer

eye dialect of some

Totaladjective

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;

an entire town devastated by an earthquakegave full attentiona total failure

Sumnoun

a quantity of money;

he borrowed a large sumthe amount he had in cash was insufficient

Totaladjective

including everything;

the overall costthe total amount owed

Sumnoun

a quantity obtained by addition

Totaladjective

without conditions or limitations;

a total ban

Sumnoun

the final aggregate;

the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered

Totaladjective

complete in extent or degree and in every particular;

a full gamea total eclipsea total disaster

Sumnoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

the gist of the prosecutor's argumentthe heart and soul of the Republican Partythe nub of the story

Sumnoun

the whole amount

Sumnoun

the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan

Sumnoun

a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets;

let C be the union of the sets A and B

Sumverb

be a summary of;

The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

Sumverb

determine the sum of;

Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town