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total

adjective
 
 
/ˈtəʊtəl/
[before noun] including everything in a calculation or every person in a group: total cost/expense These figures show the total cost of the project including staff salaries.total gains/losses Can you give us an idea of our total losses? The UK All Companies performance category averaged an 18.1% total return over the year. Women represent a very small percentage of our total workforce.
complete or very great: The project was a total disaster. The audience listened in total silence.
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