- the total arrived at by adding up a sum or sums
- everything involved or included

# sum total

sum total

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## sum total

noun

- The total that is obtained by adding up a series of numbers; a sum.
- The whole amount of something taken into consideration, especially that which cannot be calculated numerically; totality.

Origin of sum total

Middle English*somme total*

*ultimately*(

*partly via*Anglo-Norman

*sume total*)

*from*Medieval Latin

*summa tōtālis*Latin

*summa*

*sum*; see sum. Medieval Latin

*tōtālis*

*total*; see total.

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