Pronunciation: (tōt'l), [key]
— adj., n., v., -taled, -tal•ing -talled, -tal•ling.
- constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure.
- of or pertaining to the whole of something: the total effect of a play.
- complete in extent or degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: a total failure.
- involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.; unqualified; all-out: total war.
- the total amount; sum; aggregate: a total of $200.
- the whole; an entirety: the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.
- to bring to a total; add up.
- to reach a total of; amount to.
- . to wreck or demolish completely: He totaled his new car in the accident.
- to amount (often fol. by to).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.