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This page has 32 definitions of total with English translations in 12 languages. Total is a noun, an adjective, verb and adverb. Examples of how to use total in a sentence are shown. Also define these 34 related words and terms: amount, obtain, addition, small, mathematics, sum, entire, whole, something, number, complete, absolute, define, input, Ackermann function, computable function, primitive recursive, add up, calculate, equal, amount to, demolish, wreck, total loss, total, two, perfect, completo, inteiro, totalidade, outright, basically, so, and in short.

See also: totál

English total definition

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Etymology

From Middle English total, from Old French total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (all, whole, entire), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan 𐌕𐌏𐌖𐌕𐌏 (touto, community, city-state), Umbrian 𐌕𐌏𐌕𐌀𐌌 (totam, tribe, acc.), Old English þēod (a nation, people, tribe), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people). More at English Dutch, English thede.

Pronunciation

Noun

total (plural totals)

  1. An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.
    A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.
  2. (informal, mathematics) Sum.
    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

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Adjective

total (comparative more total, superlative most total)

  1. Entire; relating to the whole of something.
    The total book is rubbish from start to finish.  The total number of votes cast is 3,270.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0147:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
    • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
  2. (used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.
    He is a total failure.
  3. (mathematics) (of a function) Defined on all possible inputs.
    The Ackermann function is one of the simplest and earliest examples of a total computable function that is not primitive recursive.
    • Primitive Recursive definition
      Of a function, capable of being constructed from the zero function, successor function, and projection functions, by a finite number of applications of composition and recursion.

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Verb

total (third-person singular simple present totals, present participle (UK) totalling or (US) totaling, simple past and past participle (UK) totalled or (US) totaled)

  1. (transitive) To add up; to calculate the sum of.
    When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.
    • Calculate definition
      To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process. (1 of 5 calculate definitions)
  2. To equal a total of; to amount to.
    That totals seven times so far.
  3. (transitive, US, slang) to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
    Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.
  4. (intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.
    It totals nearly a pound.

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Asturian total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

Adjective

total (epicene, plural totales)

  1. total

Noun

total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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Catalan total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis, attested from the 16th century.[1]

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Adjective

total (masculine and feminine plural totals)

  1. total

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Noun

total m (plural totals)

  1. total

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  1. ^ “total” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Danish total definition

Etymology 1

From French total.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /totaːl/, [tˢoˈtˢæːˀl]

Adjective

total

  1. total
Inflection
Inflection of total
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular total 2
Neuter singular totalt 2
Plural totale 2
Definite attributive1 totale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun

total c (singular definite totalen, plural indefinite totaler)

  1. total
Inflection

Etymology 2

Compound of to (two) and tal (number).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /total/, [ˈtˢotˢal]

Noun

total n (singular definite totallet, plural indefinite totaller)

  1. two
Inflection
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  • 2-tal

French total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

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Adjective

total (feminine singular totale, masculine plural totaux, feminine plural totales)

  1. total
  2. perfect

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Noun

total m (plural totaux)

  1. total

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Galician total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

Adjective

total m or f (plural totais)

  1. complete, entire

Noun

total m (plural totais)

  1. total

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German total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis.

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Adjective

total (not comparable)

  1. total

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Norwegian Bokmål total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis, from totus.

Adjective

total (neuter singular totalt, definite singular and plural totale)

  1. total

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Norwegian Nynorsk total definition

Etymology

From Latin tōtālis, from totus.

Adjective

total (neuter singular totalt, definite singular and plural totale)

  1. total

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Portuguese total definition

Etymology

From Medieval Latin tōtālis (total), from Latin tōtus (whole) + -ālis (-al).

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Adjective

total m or f (plural totais, comparable)

  1. complete; entire (to the greatest extent)
    Synonyms: completo, inteiro
  2. total (relating to the whole of something)
    A quantidade total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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Noun

total m (plural totais)

  1. total (amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts)
    O total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.
    Synonym: totalidade
    • Totalidade definition
      totality

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Romanian total definition

Etymology

From French total

Adjective

total m or n (feminine singular totală, masculine plural totali, feminine and neuter plural totale)

  1. total

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Spanish total definition

Etymology

From Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (all, whole, entire).

Adjective

total (plural totales)

  1. total, complete, outright

Adverb

total

  1. (colloquial) basically, so, in short (used to summarise)
    Total, que no puedo venir.
    Basically, I can't come.
    • In Short definition
      As a summary; as a shortened version of what has been told or what would have been told.

Noun

total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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Swedish total definition

Etymology

From German total, from French total, from Latin totalis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʊˈtɑːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːl

Adjective

total (not comparable)

  1. total

Declension

Inflection of total
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular total
Neuter singular totalt
Plural totala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 totale
All totala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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