Definition of sum total in English:

sum total

noun

  • another term for sum
    • ‘And what is the sum total of knowledge gleaned from this experience?’
    • ‘The relative fact is, there is no normal and no abnormal, just the sum total of our prejudices and preconceptions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At any given moment in time an individual is representative of the sum total of his/her people's collective history.’
    • ‘What is the sum total of everything I have ever produced?’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Will this add anything to the sum total of my life?’
    • ‘I really believe, despite all the different denominations at work, the sum total of all the favourable thought must be doing me some good.’
    • ‘You claim my thoughts on Robb add ‘nothing to the sum total of human knowledge’.’
    • ‘But at that time, it was the sum total of all the money that China had.’
    • ‘You do not say if this €200,000 is the sum total of your entire financial worth, aside from your family home.’
    • ‘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 six weeks David spent at the New York Academy of Film represent the sum total of his formal training in cinema.’
    • ‘He is the sum total of his achievements, and nothing else.’
    • ‘A big cardboard box shoved in the corner contains the sum total of Kwan's worldly possessions.’
    • ‘He is there because of the sum total of the choices he has made in his life.’

Pronunciation:

sum total

/səm ˈtōdl/