- the sum or total of a part of a group or column of figures, as in an accounting statement.
- somewhat less than complete; not total: subtotal commitment.
- to determine a subtotal for, as figures.
- to determine a subtotal.
Origin of subtotal
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Examples from the Web for subtotal
SUBTOTAL: $500 million a year • Check out more stories, galleries, clips of New Moon.
SUBTOTAL: $101.5 million a year THE BOTTOM LINE: The gross vampire product is a blood-curdling $771.5 million annually.
Then in the majority of cases total or subtotal hysterectomy is performed.
These facts show that caution is necessary in accepting reports of cancer of the uterine stump after subtotal hysterectomy.
It is necessary to utter a caution in regard to the occurrence of cancer of the cervix after subtotal hysterectomy.
During pregnancy it is a straightforward operation, the subtotal operation being preferable.
- the total made up by a column of figures, etc, forming part of the total made up by a larger column or group
- to establish or work out a subtotal for (a column, group, etc)
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Word Origin and History for subtotal
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