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sum total

noun [U] uk   us  
The sum total of something is the whole of it, or everything: It's the sum total of what you eat over a long period that matters and not what you consume in a day.
Translations of “sum total”
in Chinese (Traditional) 全部, 總量, 總和…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全部, 总量, 总和…
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