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total /ˈtəʊtəl/ n
- the whole, esp regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts
vb ( -tals, -talling, -talled) ( US -tals, -taling, -taled)
- complete; absolute
- (prenominal) being or related to a total: the total number of passengers
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from Latin tōtus allˈtotally adv
- when intr, sometimes followed by to: to amount: to total six pounds
- (transitive) to add up