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"sum total" in British English

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sum totalnoun [U]

uk   us  
The ​sumtotal of something is the ​whole of it, or everything: It's the ​sumtotal of what you ​eat over a ​longperiod that ​matters and not what you ​consume in a ​day.
(Definition of sum total from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sum totalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌm toʊ·təl/
the ​wholeamount: That’s the sum total of ​ourknowledge about this.
(Definition of sum total from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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sum totalnoun [S]

uk   us  
the whole of something after all the different ​features or ​parts that it consists of are taken into ​account: the sum total of sth GDP can be ​defined as the ​sumtotal of the ​goods and ​servicesproduced nationally.
a ​totalnumber or ​amount that is ​calculated by ​adding together all the ​numbers or ​amounts that it consists of: the sum total of sth Yesterday, the ​sumtotal of 545 million ​shareschangedhands on the ​main British ​market.
(Definition of sum total from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sum total”
in Chinese (Simplified) 全部, 总量, 总和…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全部, 總量, 總和…
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