Usage examples for summation

  1. Crawford said finally, " What is the alternative to the problems I presented in my summation of the situation that confronts the world due to the backward conditions of such areas as Africa?" – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  2. Tragedy from 1800 to 1830 could be described as marking a return to the Elizabethans and Shakespeare, an absorption in the depiction of passion, a revival of poetic imagination in expression, an appeal to terror rather than to pity, and to the strange and mysterious rather than the reasonable; but it could not be said that the summation of these changes resulted in an extensive or enduring development. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  3. By Induction he meant the generalisation of facts open to sense, the summation of observed particulars, the inductio per enumerationem simplicem of the schoolmen. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  4. I could wish that inquirers into Biblical Literature among our Reviewers would publicly let me know if, on a more accurate summation they find this number incorrect. – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  5. It will be noticed that the maximum deflection of A was attained relatively much earlier than that of B. The resultant curve R' was obtained by summation – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  6. It was our last meeting, but better friends I could not hope to meet again, whether in the Old World or the New, or that Other World which we hope will somehow be the summation of all that is best in both. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  7. I can think of no series of relations that could have been of more profound and momentous import in the history of that continent, or that should give higher satisfaction to France in her thought of America than that which this summation permits us to recall once more. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  8. It is a branch of Mathematics that has for its object the summation of a certain infinite series of indefinitely small terms: but for the solution of which, we must generally know the function of which a given function is the differential coefficient. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  9. With almost total recall, as though she heard it spoken, she remembered the summation speech Nuwell had made the first time she had seen him in action. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  10. The summation of these increments of advance through a whole line of evolution represents the race history of an organism, since the latter is connected only by its idioplasm in unbroken continuity with the micellar beginning of its race. – A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution by Carl Von Nägeli
  11. He himself took over the summation – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  12. Here are two decisive passages from St. Thomas, 1st book of the Summation against the Gentiles, chap. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  13. As a matter of fact, The endless task which the lover is ever attempting is a search for a formula for the summation of an infinite series of which love is the variable. – Hints for Lovers by Arnold Haultain
  14. From the illusion of desire and love, of transient rushes of feeling, the families existed and became the boundaries and summation of themselves- accidents and stumblings from that which in ignorance begat the unions and material presences to which they tolerated, and to some degree cared for, as they were extensions of themselves, their fate. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  15. Richard M. Dorson's Davy Crockett, American Comic Legend, 1939, is a summation of the Crockett tradition. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  16. So long as one has faith, he writes, in the general moral summation of the experience of mankind, as the philosophy of reason assures us, one should not despair. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  17. The summation of the amounts of dissolved and detrital materials which denudation has brought into the ocean during the long denudative history of the Earth, as we might anticipate, reveals quantities of almost unrealisable greatness. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  18. The greatest possible summation is 23, and a solution for this number may be easily obtained by substituting for every number its complement to 6. Thus for every blank substitute a 6, for every 1 a 5, for every 2 a 4, for 3 a 3, for 4 a 2, for 5 a 1, and for 6 a blank. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  19. Repeating here a form of summation already employed in this discussion, let us bear in mind that, if we decide to make a grant of independence, we shall be deciding to grant it to a population, composed, first, of a very few educated persons; next, of a small fraction able, through the possession of Spanish, to communicate, with one another; and, lastly, of a remainder- the vast, the immense majority- not only unable so to communicate, but characterized by qualities that, however commendable in themselves, do not constitute a foundation on which popular self- government may safely rest. – The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines by Cornelis De Witt Willcox