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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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