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English definition of “total”

total

verb [T]     /ˈtəʊtəl/ (present participle mainly UK totalling, past tense and past participle totalled, present participle US totaling, past tense and past participle totaled)
to add up to a particular amountNumbering and counting
(Definition of total verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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