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Origin of total

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (adjective), from Medieval Latin tōtālis, equivalent to Latin tōt(us) “entire” + -ālis-al1

synonym study for total

6. See whole.

OTHER WORDS FROM total

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How to use total in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for total

total
/ (ˈtəʊtəl) /

noun
the whole, esp regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts
adjective
complete; absolutethe evening was a total failure; a total eclipse
(prenominal) being or related to a totalthe total number of passengers
verb -tals, -talling or -talled or US -tals, -taling or -taled

Derived forms of total

totally, adverb

Word Origin for total

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from Latin tōtus all
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