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English definition of “total”

total

noun [C]     /ˈtəʊ.təl/ US  /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/
B1 the amount you get when several smaller amounts are added together: At that time of day, cars with only one occupant accounted for almost 80 percent of the total. A total of 21 horses were entered for the race. We made £700 in total, over three days of trading.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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