add up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v add up determine the sum of "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
    • v add up be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
    • v add up develop into "This idea will never amount to anything","nothing came of his grandiose plans"
    • v add up add up in number or quantity "The bills amounted to $2,000","The bill came to $2,000"
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Quotations

  • Margaret Mead
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    “I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.”
  • St. Francis De Sales
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    “A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.”
  • Elizabeth Dunphy
    Elizabeth Dunphy
    “Its the little things that matter, that add up in the end, with the priceless thrilling magic found only in a friend.”

Usage

In literature:

And it begins to add up.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I am going to order dinner, and add up the household accounts for yesterday.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
She did not add any more in words, but she made up her mind to help the young girl by every means in her power.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Cut up the prepared fruit if necessary, and add barely enough water for cooking.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Then dig the bed up, deeply, and add some well-rotted manure, rake smoothly and replant.
"Making a Garden of Perennials" by W. C. Egan
Even Juniper, the dog, never woke up, though Yulee was strongly tempted to add him to the party of castaways.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
The first column in the bill adds up fifty, instead of thirty dollars.
"Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
I must add that even up to 1895 silver coins from the Dutch barque were still being found by the natives of Woodlark Islands.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
Getters-up of clubs of eight copies can afterward add single copies at $2.50 each.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
In using this powder, add it to the gravy just before serving, when it will require one boil up.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
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In poetry:

It is not Time,-- I joy to see
My children growing up;
It is not Sin,-- remorse for me
Holds out no bitter cup;
Nor doth Mammon's dreary din
Add its gloom to Time or Sin.
"Low Spirits" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I add the hymns up over and over
Until there's not the least mistake. Seven-seventy-one. (Look! there's a plover!
It's gone!) Who's that Saint by the Lake? The red light from his mantle passes
Across the broad memorial brasses.
"The Boy In Church" by Robert Graves

In news:

Romney's tax promises simply don't add up.
That adds up fast for a family.
The New York Democrat is reacting to an Associated Press story last week detailing how families this summer are going to find it harder to sit together without paying fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars over the original ticket price.
'The Finder ' on Fox has impressive parts that fail to add up to an impressive whole.
Paul Ryan's Budget Numbers Just Don't Add Up.
It adds up to tens of billions of dollars annually in America.
This is supposed to add up to something, rather like the book was supposed to.
The $7.5 million dollar project will add up to 43,000 square feet of property to their existing facility which will allow them to utilize over fifty-million pounds of cherries annually.
White House fiscal cliff proposals just don't add up.
With gas prices, costs add up along route from ground to gas tank POLLS.
These cards can add up to big bucks for the thieves and big losses for the businesses at a crucial time of year.
Research Affiliates paper says trends in population growth, employment rate growth and productivity add up to just 1.
(CBS News) Your blogger here is a fan of comic books, cosplay, video games and just about everything that adds up to just one thing: I'm a total geek .
The 27 countries of the European Union add up to the world's largest economy, but they're reporting record unemployment.
Those numbers just can't add up to the first pro hockey title for a Toronto team in 45 years, can they.
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In science:

The selection rule (1) is a generalization to surface observables and six dimensions of the fact that correlation functions of point observables in two-dimensional Wess-Zumino-Witten models vanish unless the total conjugacy class adds up to zero.
A class of six-dimensional conformal field theories
Starting from a single vertex, we attempt to add vertices to the graph, building up until we are back at our original problem.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Gaussian distribution of zero mean and unit variance for large N . A convenient choice is N = 12, which reduces q to Y12 − 6: Take twelve pseudo random numbers and add them up; subtract six from the sum and you have a mean zero variance unity Gaussian random number.
Monte Carlo: Basics
If we were to neglect the values of the commutators (3.21), then again all corrections determined by the perturbation ˆVΩ will add up to zero.
Activation Energy in a Quantum Hall Ferromagnet and Non-Hartree-Fock Skyrmions
Again, they are normalized in order to cope with the constraint that they add up to unity.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
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