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Definition of total noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 the amount you get when you add several numbers or amounts together; the final number of people or things when they have all been counted You got 47 points on the written examination and 18 on the oral, making a total of 65. His businesses are worth a combined total of $3 billion. Out of a total of 15 games, they only won 2. The repairs came to over $500 in total (= including everything). see also grand total, running total, sum total
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