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An example use of sum in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… what is a zero sum you know it's never …”
Sum means a quantity of something.
the word sum occurs in english on average 16.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sum can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) education, science, and technology;