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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 our expenses each month.
(Definition of tally from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tallyverb

uk   /ˈtæli/ us  
[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 bank account. 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 total number or amount of things or people: The bookstore has tallied 1,700 advance orders.

tallynoun [C]

uk   /ˈtæli/ us   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 website publishes a running tally of the sums customers have won in refunds.
the total number 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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