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Definition 1: the whole amount - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for total in the sense of this definition

(total is a kind of ...) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

"how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the team is a unit"

Definition 2: a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for total in the sense of this definition

(total is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

(... is a kind of total ) the sum of the sums of several groups of numbers

(... is a kind of total ) the sum of part of a group of numbers

Definition 3: damage beyond the point of repair - [verb of change]

Samples where total or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My son totaled our new car
  • the rock star totals his guitar at every concert

(total is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

Definition 4: determine the sum of - [verb of communication]

Samples where total or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

Synonyms for total in the sense of this definition

(total is a kind of ...) determine the number or amount of

"Can you count the books on your shelf?" "Count your change"

(total has a similar meaning as ...) make an addition by combining numbers

"Add 27 and 49, please!"

Definition 5: add up in number or quantity - [verb of stative]

Samples where total or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bills amounted to $2,000
  • The bill came to $2,000

Synonyms for total in the sense of this definition

(total is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of total ) be calculated

"The fees work out to less than $1,000"

(... is a kind of total ) be larger in number

(... is a kind of total ) amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain

"The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"

(... is a kind of total ) add up to

"four and four make eight"

Definition 6: constituting the full quantity or extent; complete - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where total or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an entire town devastated by an earthquake
  • gave full attention
  • a total failure

Synonyms for total in the sense of this definition

(total is similar to ...) including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete

"gave his whole attention" "a whole wardrobe for the tropics" "the whole hog" "a whole week" "the baby cried the whole trip home" "a whole loaf of bread"

Definition 7: complete in extent or degree and in every particular - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where total or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a full game
  • a total eclipse
  • a total disaster

Synonyms for total in the sense of this definition

(total is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

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