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.

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    Gross Vampire Product

    Duff McDonald

    November 18, 2009

Historical Examples of subtotal


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
n.

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

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