totalnoun [C]uk /ˈtəʊ.təl/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/
- The school bazaar raised a total of £550.
- The trip cost a total of £250, insurance included.
- The average of the three numbers 7, 12 and 20 is 13, because the total of 7, 12 and 20 is 39, and 39 divided by 3 is 13.
- These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total.
- Unemployment is likely to reach the highest total that has ever been recorded.
totaladjectiveuk /ˈtəʊ.təl/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/
total adjective (AMOUNT)
- The total amount raised so far is approaching $1000.
- When you include all my overtime, my total pay is quite good.
- What is the total oil output from the British sector of the North Sea?
- We need to work out the total cost of the project.
- Although sexual and violent crimes have increased by 10%, they remain only a tiny fraction of the total number of crimes committed each year.
total adjective (VERY GREAT)
totalverb [L only + noun, T]uk /ˈtəʊ.təl/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
total verb [L only + noun, T] (ADD UP)
total verb [L only + noun, T] (DAMAGE)