subtotal

[suhb-toht-l, suhb-toht-]
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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Contemporary Examples of subtotal

  • SUBTOTAL: $500 million a year • Check out more stories, galleries, clips of New Moon.

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    Gross Vampire Product

    Duff McDonald

    November 18, 2009

  • SUBTOTAL: $101.5 million a year THE BOTTOM LINE: The gross vampire product is a blood-curdling $771.5 million annually.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Gross Vampire Product

    Duff McDonald

    November 18, 2009

Historical Examples of subtotal


British Dictionary definitions for subtotal

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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