total

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From Middle English total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (all, whole, entire), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan 𐌕𐌏𐌖𐌕𐌏 (touto, community, city-state), Umbrian 𐌕𐌏𐌕𐌀𐌌 (totam, tribe, acc.), Old English þēod (a nation, people, tribe), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people). More at thede, Dutch.

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total (plural totals)

  1. An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.
    A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.
  2. (informal, mathematics) Sum.
    The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.

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total (comparative more total, superlative most total)

  1. Entire; relating to the whole of something.
    • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847: 
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
    The total book is rubbish from start to finish.   The total number of votes cast is 3,270.
  2. used as an intensifier Complete; absolute.
    He is a total failure.

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total (third-person singular simple present totals, present participle (UK) totalling or (US) totaling, simple past and past participle (UK) totalled or (US) totaled)

  1. (transitive) To add up; to calculate the sum of.
    When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.
  2. To equal a total of; to amount to.
    That totals seven times so far.
  3. (transitive, US, slang) to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)
    Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.
  4. (intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.
    It totals nearly a pound.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French total.

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  • IPA(key): /totaːl/, [tˢoˈtˢæːˀl]

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total (neuter totalt, definite and plural totale)

  1. total

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total c (singular definite totalen, plural indefinite totaler)

  1. total
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compound of to (two) and tal (number).

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  • IPA(key): /total/, [ˈtˢotˢal]

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total n (singular definite totallet, plural indefinite totaller)

  1. two
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total m (feminine totale, masculine plural totaux, feminine plural totales)

  1. total
  2. perfect

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total m (plural totaux)

  1. total

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tōtālis (total), from Latin tōtus (whole) + -ālis (-al).

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total m, f (plural totais; comparable)

  1. complete; entire (to the greatest extent)
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 141:
      Quero conversar com os senhores e exijo sua total e absoluta atenção.
      I want to talk with you and I demand your complete and absolute attention.
  2. total (relating to the whole of something)
    A quantidade total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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total m (plural totais)

  1. total (amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts)
    O total de livros nesta biblioteca é mais de um milhão.
    The total amount of books in this library is more than a million.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (“all, whole, entire).

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total m, f (plural totales)

  1. total, complete

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total

  1. (colloquial) basically, so, in short (used to summarise)
    Total, que no puedo venir.
    Basically, I can't come.

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total m (plural totales)

  1. total

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