total

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj total constituting the full quantity or extent; complete "an entire town devastated by an earthquake","gave full attention","a total failure"
    • adj total complete in extent or degree and in every particular "a full game","a total eclipse","a total disaster"
    • v total damage beyond the point of repair "My son totaled our new car","the rock star totals his guitar at every concert"
    • v total determine the sum of "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
    • v total add up in number or quantity "The bills amounted to $2,000","The bill came to $2,000"
    • n total the whole amount
    • n total a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling Barbie of all time. It sold over ten million units
    • n Total The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.
    • Total To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to.
    • Total To damage beyond repair; -- used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident; as, he skid on an ice patch and totaled his Mercedes against a tree. From total loss.
    • Total to determine the total of (a set of numbers); to add; -- often used with up; as, to total up the bill.
    • a Total Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss. "Total darkness.""To undergo myself the total crime."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total
    • total Pertaining to or constituting a whole or the whole; being or taken together; undivided.
    • total Comprising the whole; lacking no member or part; complete; entire.
    • total Complete in degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: as, a total change; total darkness.
    • total Summary; concise; curt.
    • total Syn. 1–3. Whole, Entire, etc. See complete.
    • n total The whole; the whole sum or amount; an aggregate.
    • total To bring to a total; accumulate; sum; add: sometimes with up.
    • total To reach a total of; amount to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit: a total of 11 billion a year.
    • adj Total tō′tal whole: complete: undivided: unqualified, absolute
    • n Total the whole: the entire amount
    • v.t Total to bring to a total, add up: to amount to
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Quotations

  • Tyra Banks
    Tyra Banks
    “I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.”
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    “If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.”
  • William S. Burroughs
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    “The face of evil is always the face of total need.”
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    “If you're a generous person you'll have no trouble admitting that somebody else is good. If you're a better person you'll find it's total impossibility.”
  • Francis Picabia
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    “Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.”
  • Richard Halverson
    Richard Halverson
    “Jesus Christ is God's everything for man's total need.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. LL. totalis, fr. L. tolus, all,whole. Cf. Factotum Surtout Teetotum

Usage

In literature:

The total area of the country is about 400,000 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Of the total, California yielded between a quarter and a third.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Her total foreign trade (import and export) was in 1906 over L100,000,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Singular / \ Totality.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
And this is totally sensuous thinking, whereas the aim of philosophy is to rise to pure thought.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Its total length is 100 m., and its breadth varies from 36 m. in the south to 21 in the centre and 13 in the north.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
As teachers, they are employed chiefly in the public schools, in which they constitute 70 per cent of the total staff.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
Hence the total baptism number must very closely approximate the total population of the area over a period of forty years.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
It will be remembered that the impression given by Crespi for this stretch is one of total absence of trees.
"The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California" by S. F. Cook
You are totally unprepared and unable to meet this crisis alone and unaided.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
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In poetry:

Meanwhile, a silence on the cross,
As dead as we shall ever be,
Speaks of some total gain or loss,
And you and I are free
"Friday's Child" by W H Auden
And, that he calls each vile offender in,
(However big, however black his sin)
To have a share in all his joys divine:
So he his sins does totally resign.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Suddenly, from all the green around you,
something-you don't know what-has disappeared;
you feel it creeping closer to the window,
in total silence. From the nearby wood
"Before Summer Rain" by Rainer Maria Rilke
I know, O Lord! that thou this dire disease
Canst, at thy pleasure, totally remove —
Yet, if thou wilt not these my pains appease —
O take my soul into the joys above!
"A Prayer For A Sick Person Before He Takes Physic" by Rees Prichard
Still the fate of the battle hung in the balance,
But Sir Colin knew he had still a chance,
But one weak officer in fear loudly shouted,
Let the Guards fall back, or they'll be totally routed.
"The Battle of Alma" by William Topaz McGonagall
While on the Cross the sun refused to shine,
And there was total darkness for a long time;
The reason was God wanted to hide His wounds from view,
And He kept the blessed sun from breaking through.
"The Crucifixion of Christ" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Ask two different people what to make of Tiger Woods' collective 2012 performance to date, and you might get two totally different replies.
Total revenue for the Singapore-based group increased by 7.7% year-on-year to $391.2-million in financial year ended 30, June 2012.
The technique is used under the total assumption that the sale of a primary item has been made.
A vacant home is now a total loss after a fire ripped through it.
Texas ranks 34th nationally and fifth in the Big 12 in total defense.
L' Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge opened its doors to gamblers Sept 1 and helped grow the casino market by $10.3 million to a total $25.2 million last month.
Oh boy, we are TOTALLY hung-over this morning.
Average betting interests per race were 8.8 (887 total) compared to 8.5 (846 total) in 2011.
Jankowski finished with the highest total with 7,397 total votes while Phelps and Wilk garnered 5,730 and 5,602 votes, respectively.
The Dec 3-4 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising event collected a grand total of $3,902,608, the fourth highest total ever.
Those totals for the southwest part of the area bring snow totals between 20 and 30 inches in the past week.
Here's a look at Peterson's game-by-game rushing totals against the Packers and his career totals against all three division opponents.
The grant will total $28,464, with a match amount of $18,397, for a total project budget of $46,861.
SuperPAC spending on political ads will push the total amount spent past 2008 totals.
A total of 53,183 voters turned out for the election and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney carried the county with 53 percent of the total vote.
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In science:

For example, given A ∈ V, and M , totally in V, we can form the total algebra A ⋉ M .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The total dropout mass Mcold is also similar to total stellar masses of galaxy groups.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
Asymptotic total mass, Mtot , and total angular momentum, Stot , for case M=2 S=40.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
Asymptotic total mass, Mtot , and total linear momentum, Ptot , for case M=2 P=40.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
We expect that the total number of walks in every type of SEVRW is proportional to the total number of normal random walks 2t , times the probability that the Ising spin configuration satisfies the global constraint.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
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