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total

noun [C]  us   /ˈtoʊ·t̬əl/

total noun [C] (AMOUNT)

the whole amount: Add these up and give me the total. We paid a total of $473.in total In total means including everything added together: Last week 45 people in total came to the senior center.

total

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈtoʊ·t̬əl/

total adjective [not gradable] (COMPLETE)

complete or extreme: Negotiations had to be held in total secrecy.

total adjective [not gradable] (INCLUDING AMOUNT)

total

verb [T]  us   /ˈtoʊ·t̬əl/

total verb [T] (DESTROY)

to destroy something completely: She didn’t total the car, but she did a lot of damage.

total verb [T] (HAVE AS AMOUNT)

(-l-, -ll-) to have as a whole amount, or to calculate this: This history series totals twelve volumes in all.
Translations of “total”
in Arabic إجْمالي, كامِل, كُلّي…
in Korean 총, 전체의…
in Malaysian jumlah…
in French total, complet…
in Turkish toplam, tam, tamam…
in Italian totale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總額, 總數…
in Russian суммарный, абсолютный, полный…
in Polish całkowity, zupełny…
in Vietnamese tổng số…
in Spanish total…
in Portuguese total…
in Thai โดยสมบูรณ์…
in German Gesamt-…, völlig…
in Catalan total, global, absolut…
in Japanese 全部の, 合計の, まったくの…
in Indonesian keseluruhan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 总额, 总数…
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