Count and Sum


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Count noun – A total number obtained or recorded by noting each thing as it was being added.
Usage example: my count for the number of bird species and subspecies that visited the sanctuary that weekend was 43

Sum is a synonym for count in add topic. In some cases you can use "Sum" instead the word "Count" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like activity, amount, calculation, tally.
Nearby Words: counter, counted, counting, countdown, countess
Synonyms for Count


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Sum verb – To combine (numbers) into a single sum.
Usage example: can sum figures in his head faster than I can punch them into a calculator

Count is a synonym for sum in activity topic. You can use "Count" instead the word "Sum" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as enumerate.
Synonyms for Sum

How words are described

good good count good sum
low low count low sum
total total count total sum
original original count original sum
Other adjectives: considerable, substantial, small, real, massive, large, enormous, huge, impressive, staggering, decent, respectable, significant, highest, insane, sizable, bigger.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / The Walking Dead Other than that, to sum it all up in one whole game, it takes almost 5 minutes just to count how many swearing words in Season One.
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