Nearby words

  1. subtlety,
  2. subtonic,
  3. subtopia,
  4. subtopic,
  5. subtorrid,
  6. subtotal hysterectomy,
  7. subtract,
  8. subtraction,
  9. subtractive,
  10. subtractive color

Origin of subtotal

First recorded in 1905–10; sub- + total

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British Dictionary definitions for subtotal

subtotal

noun

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

to establish or work out a subtotal for (a column, group, etc)
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Word Origin and History for subtotal

subtotal

n.

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

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