- the act or process of summing up, or of finding a total
- a total or aggregate
- the final summing up of arguments, as in a court trial or debate, before the decision is given
Origin of summationModern Latin summatio
- The act or process of adding; addition.
- A sum or aggregate.
- A concluding argument after the presentation of a legal case, especially an argument made to a judge or jury by an attorney for a party as to why that party should prevail.
- Physiology The process by which multiple or repeated stimuli can produce a response in a nerve, muscle, or other part that one stimulus alone cannot produce.
Origin of summationNew Latin summātiō, summātiōn-, from Late Latin summātus, past participle of summāre, to sum up, from Latin summa, sum; see sum .