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English noun: summation

1. summation (communication) a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)

Synonymsrundown, summing up

Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. summation (process) (physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce

Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

Domain categoryphysiology

3. summation (group) the final aggregate

SamplesThe sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered.

Synonymssum, sum total

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)aggregate, congeries, conglomeration

4. summation (act) the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers

SamplesThe summation of four and three gives seven.
Four plus three equals seven.

Synonymsaddition, plus

Broader (hypernym)arithmetic operation

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