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English definition of “total”

total

noun     /ˈtəʊtəl/
the amount or number that you get when several smaller amounts are added together: a total of $20/£1,000/€3m, etc. We calculated all costs to the company and came to a total of $5,500. We employ 534 staff in total. We have a large workforce with women representing 30% of the total.
→ See also grand total, running total, subtotal, sum total
(Definition of total noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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