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sum

noun [C] (AMOUNT OF MONEY)    /sʌm/
B1 an amount of money: Huge sums of money are spent on national defence. He'll get £50,000 from the company when he retires, which is a tidy (= large) sum.humorous I worked for three whole weeks for which I received the princely (= very low) sum of $100.General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of sum noun (AMOUNT OF MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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