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subtotal

[suhb-toht-l, suhb-toht-]
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noun
  1. the sum or total of a part of a group or column of figures, as in an accounting statement.
adjective
  1. somewhat less than complete; not total: subtotal commitment.
verb (used with object), sub·to·taled, sub·to·tal·ing or (especially British) sub·to·talled, sub·to·tal·ling.
  1. to determine a subtotal for, as figures.
verb (used without object), sub·to·taled, sub·to·tal·ing or (especially British) sub·to·talled, sub·to·tal·ling.
  1. to determine a subtotal.

Origin of subtotal

First recorded in 1905–10; sub- + total
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subtotal

noun
  1. the total made up by a column of figures, etc, forming part of the total made up by a larger column or group
verb -tals, -talling or -talled or US -tals, -taling or -taled
  1. to establish or work out a subtotal for (a column, group, etc)
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Word Origin and History for subtotal

n.

1906, from sub- + total (n.). The verb is attested from 1936.

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