Definition of sum total in English:

sum total

noun

  • another term for sum
    • ‘John Keogh found his scoring touch and added three points from frees but that was the sum total of Kiltegan's scoring in the second half.’
    • ‘The Hindu does not hold God responsible for these: they are ascribed to karma, or the sum total of deeds in one's past lives.’
    • ‘But at that time, it was the sum total of all the money that China had.’
    • ‘A free kick which flew well over the bar and a tame turn and shot was the sum total of his first half contribution, and he was no more incisive after the break.’
    • ‘He is the sum total of his achievements, and nothing else.’
    • ‘The relative fact is, there is no normal and no abnormal, just the sum total of our prejudices and preconceptions.’
    • ‘The six weeks David spent at the New York Academy of Film represent the sum total of his formal training in cinema.’
    • ‘You do not say if this €200,000 is the sum total of your entire financial worth, aside from your family home.’
    • ‘Will this add anything to the sum total of my life?’
    • ‘Just three minutes later elapsed before Scott restored the lead with a second penalty and that was the sum total of the scoring before half time.’
    • ‘And what is the sum total of knowledge gleaned from this experience?’
    • ‘I really believe, despite all the different denominations at work, the sum total of all the favourable thought must be doing me some good.’
    • ‘He is there because of the sum total of the choices he has made in his life.’
    • ‘I couldn't have friends descend from far and wide only to find that the sum total of my conversion is still the equivalent of a student hovel.’
    • ‘At any given moment in time an individual is representative of the sum total of his/her people's collective history.’
    • ‘And the sum total of all that buying would be that the winner of Big Blogger 2005 would be the lucky recipient of all the commission.’
    • ‘A big cardboard box shoved in the corner contains the sum total of Kwan's worldly possessions.’
    • ‘You claim my thoughts on Robb add ‘nothing to the sum total of human knowledge’.’
    • ‘What is the sum total of everything I have ever produced?’
    • ‘I will say that the brief vision of the sky was stunning in context, and, really, that moment was the sum total of the point of all three films.’

Pronunciation

sum total