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Meaning of “tally” in the English Dictionary

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tallynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈtæl·i/
a ​record or ​count of a ​number of ​items: The ​final tally was 21 for and 16 against.

tallyverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈtæl·i/
  • tally verb [I/T] (AGREE)

to ​match or ​agree: [T] I need to ​finish tallying the ​receipts. [I] His ​statement doesn’t tally with the other ​witnesses’.
  • tally verb [I/T] (COUNT)

to ​count or ​calculate something: [T] The ​judges are tallying the ​scores. [T] Zolga tallied (= ​scored) 16 ​points. [M] She tallies up ​ourexpenses each ​month.
(Definition of tally from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tally" in Business English

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tallyverb

uk   us   /ˈtæli/
[I] to ​match or ​agree with something else: tally with sth Make sure the ​amount coming off your ​mortgage tallies with what's going out of your ​bankaccount. The two ​accounts of the incident do not tally.
[T] (also tally sth up) to ​calculate something: To tally up the ​taxes you ​paid during the ​period, use Form 8913.
[T] to ​reach a ​totalnumber or ​amount of things or ​people: The ​bookstore has tallied 1,700 ​advanceorders.

tallynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtæli/ (plural tallies)
(also running tally) a continuous ​record or count of a ​number of things or ​people: He kept a tally of his paydays on an ​envelope. The ​websitepublishes a ​running tally of the ​sumscustomers have ​won in ​refunds.
the ​totalnumber or ​amount of things or ​people: the tally for sth The final tally for biodiesel ​production in 2012 should be between 220 and 275 million ​gallons. the second-highest tally on ​record
(Definition of tally from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tally”
in Spanish cuenta (llevar la cuenta), registro…
in Vietnamese bảng liệt kê…
in Malaysian catatan…
in Thai การบันทึกจำนวน…
in French compte…
in German die Rechnung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 符合,吻合…
in Turkish çetele, kayıt, hesap…
in Russian итог, общее количество…
in Indonesian hitungan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 符合,吻合…
in Polish wynik, rezultat…
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