verb (used with object), to·taled, to·tal·ing or (especially British) to·talled, to·tal·ling.
verb (used without object), to·taled, to·tal·ing or (especially British) to·talled, to·tal·ling.
- total allergy syndrome,
- total aphasia,
- total bases,
- total body hypothermia,
- total communication
Origin of total
Examples from the Web for total
Total oil production figures include crude oil, natural gas liquids, and other liquid energy products.
He advocates a secular regime with a total separation of religion form the government.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than 750 prisoners have been detained in total over the past 13 years, and about 2,100 people work there.
In total, officers said 600 emails or tip-offs had been received by more than 40 officers working on Operation Fairbank.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys|Nico Hines|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She has 16 total nominations, including one in the TV field for Angels in America.Jennifer Aniston, Oscar Nominee? 5 Takeaways from the 2015 SAG Award Nominations|Kevin Fallon|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The total output of manganese in the United States in 1901 was less than 12,000 tons.The History of Cuba, vol. 5|Willis Fletcher Johnson
The total number of remembered dreams varies considerably with different observers, some attaining an average of ten per night.
Nevertheless, there is a total impression derived from it which we cannot feel to be true.
Germany recognizes the total independence of German Austria in the boundaries traced.
The annual balance sheet, however, would show the percentage of profit to the total outlay.
verb -tals, -talling or -talled or US -tals, -taling or -taled
Word Origin for total
late 14c., from Old French total, from Medieval Latin totalis "entire, total" (as in summa totalis "sum total"), from Latin totus "all, whole, entire," of unknown origin. Total war is attested from 1937, in reference to a concept developed in Germany.
1550s, from total (adj.).
1716, from total (n.). Meaning "to destroy one's car" first recorded 1954. Related: Totaled; totaling.