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[n] the whole amount
[n] a quantity obtained by addition
[adj] constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"
[adj] complete in extent or degree and in every particular; "a full game"; "a total eclipse"; "a total disaster"
[adj] without conditions or limitations; "a total ban"
[adj] including everything; "the overall cost"; "the total amount owed"
[v] determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
[v] add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"

Misc. Definitions

\To"tal\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Totaled}or {Totalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Totaling} or {Totalling}.] To bring to a total; to add; also, to reach as a total; to amount to. [Colloq.]
\To"tal\, a. [F., fr. LL. totalis, fr. L. tolus all,whole. Cf. {Factotum}, {Surtout}, {Teetotum}.] 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.'' --Milton. {Total abstinence}. See {Abstinence}, n.,
1. {Total depravity}. (Theol.) See {Original sin}, under {Original}. Syn: Whole; entire; complete. See {Whole}.
\To"tal\, n. The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.

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