What is the meaning of total?

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  • Add up in number or quantity.
    • usage: "The bills amounted to $2, 000"; "The bill came to $2, 000"
  • Determine the sum of.
    • usage: "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
  • Damage beyond the point of repair.
    • usage: "My son totaled our new car"; "the rock star totals his guitar at every concert"


  • Constituting the full quantity or extent; complete.
    • usage: "an entire town devastated by an earthquake"; "gave full attention"; "a total failure"
  • Complete in extent or degree and in every particular.
    • usage: "a full game"; "a total eclipse"; "a total disaster"
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APAWordNet. (2010). total. Retrieved October 4, 2015, from http://smartdefine.org/total/definitions/1185575
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