1 the act or process of determining a sum; addition
2 the result of such an act or process
4 (U.S. law) the concluding statements made by opposing counsel in a case before a court (C18: from Medieval Latin summatio, from summare to total, from Latin summa sum1)
n (Brit. education) general assessment of a pupil's achievements over a range of subjects by means of a combined appraisal of formative assessments
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