Translation of sum in Spanish:
sum
Pronunciation: /sʌm/
n
 1 (calculation — in general) cuenta (f); (— addition) suma (f), adición (f) [formal] I'll have to do my sums tengo que hacer cuentas or cálculos she's very good at sums es muy buena en aritméticaMore example sentences
 A perfect number is defined to be one which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts.
 In fact the Egyptians only had fractions of this type and if the answer had not involved a unit fraction then the Egyptians would have written the fractional part as the sum of unit fractions.
 Find a right triangle having the property that the hypotenuse equals the sum of one leg plus the altitude on the hypotenuse.
More example sentences You saw crates of certain sizes, and then you would do your sums and then do your deductions from that.
 Have you ever wondered why your children seem to do their sums upsidedown nowadays?
 She said: ‘I still have to do my sums and see if it is still a possibility for me.’
 2 2.1 (total, aggregate) suma (f), total (m) it's more than the sum of its parts es algo más que la suma de las partes that's the sum (total) of my knowledge eso es todo lo que sé 2.2in sum [formal] (as linker) en suma, en resumen
 3 (of money) suma (f) or cantidad (f) (de dinero) she spends vast sums on clothes gasta muchísimo (dinero) en ropaMore example sentences
 Is it right to spend vast sums of money funding expensive conferences?
 Most Japanese currently hold large sums of money in secure savings accounts that yield zero interest.
 The conman asks the person contacted to contribute a small sum of money to speed up the release of the funds.
Phrasal verbs

sum up
 v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (summarize) [discussion/report] resumir, sintetizar* the situation can be summed up in one word: chaos la situación se puede sintetizar en una palabra: caos 1.2 (assess) [person] catalogar* she quickly summed up the situation enseguida se hizo una composición de lugar, enseguida evaluó la situación 1.1v + adv 2.1 (summarize) recapitular to sum up, our analysis shows that … resumiendo or en resumen or para recapitular, nuestro análisis demuestra que … 2.2 [Law] recapitular
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