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English definition of “tally”


noun [C usually sing] (COUNT)   /ˈtæl·i/
a record or count of a number of items : The final tally was 21 for and 16 against.
(Definition of tally noun (COUNT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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