Definition of “total” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective [ always before noun ] us uk /ˈtəʊtəl/
Extra Examples
I'm trying to work out the total cost.China's total energy consumption has doubled in the last ten years.The device measures the total distance travelled.The total cost of the film was twenty million dollars.What's the total area of the garden?

B1 including everything:

The total cost of the work was $800.

B2 extreme or complete:

The whole evening was a total disaster.

(Definition of “total adjective” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)