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English adjective: total

1. total constituting the full quantity or extent; complete


SamplesAn entire town devastated by an earthquake.
Gave full attention.
A total failure.


Synonymsentire, full


Similarwhole


Antonymsfractional

2. total complete in extent or degree and in every particular


SamplesA full game.
A total eclipse.
A total disaster.


Synonymsfull


Similarcomplete


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete


English noun: total

1. total (artifact) the whole amount


Synonymsaggregate, sum, totality


Broader (hypernym)unit, whole

2. total (cognition) a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers


Synonymsamount, sum


Broader (hypernym)quantity


Narrower (hyponym)grand total, subtotal


English verb: total

1. total (stative) add up in number or quantity


SamplesThe bills amounted to $2,000.
The bill came to $2,000.


Synonymsadd up, amount, come, number


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)average, average out, make, outnumber, work out

2. total (communication) determine the sum of


SamplesAdd all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town.


Synonymsadd, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, tote up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)count, enumerate, number, numerate


Verb groupadd, add together

3. total (change) damage beyond the point of repair


SamplesMy son totaled our new car.
The rock star totals his guitar at every concert.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)damage









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