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Vast sums have been paid with an almost total lack of checks and balances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet this shows a total failure to grasp who picks up the pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Also keeps a running total of your bill to avoid a shock at the end of the night. The Sun (2016)This means the total number of victims and offences could be much higher than the figures on the charge sheet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Across the country the total figure is likely to be around 1billion. The Sun (2017)By the time he died this week, it felt like he was a total stranger. The Sun (2017)Trade business accounted for 52 per cent of its total sales last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now I feel that our life together was a total lie. The Sun (2016)I didn't want to be just another man who added to the sum total of her sadness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In total, 38 million were hit. The Sun (2017)Eight of these journeys totals about twenty hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was one of complete and total intent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is no official government figure for the total. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The sum total of our collective sin speaks volumes to the world. Christianity Today (2000)The six guests in total that would have been there. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The costs of all operations added together give total cost burden. Peter F. Drucker MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)To lose in the first round would be a total failure. The Sun (2006)The proceeds totalled nearly half a million pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Total strangers used to call me fat in the street. The Sun (2013)He was a total and complete stranger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are no official figures about the total number of sufferers. The Sun (2015)The total cost structure of any business is likely to be scaled to the size of its largest resource. Peter F. Drucker MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)When completed, a total of nine million square metres will have been reclaimed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Currently these accounted for less than 5 per cent of total group sales. Tom Cannon Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)The total amount is understood to be about 850,000 when interest is included. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The money recouped from their potential sales could total in excess of 15 million. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The total legal bill is said to be around 100million. The Sun (2012)The total journey takes about 17 hours in each direction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Gone is the instinctive forward who needed just half a yard to inflict total damage while at Liverpool. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In total the group said 2.2 million current borrowers would be unable to get mortgages under the proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A total of 10 million will be spent on this pilot programme. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For individual muscle group activities, the total time of exercise will depend upon the number of repetitions performed and the total number of exercises completed. Lycholat, Tony Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)The total for the whole of England and Wales will naturally be far higher. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'total'

British English: total /ˈtəʊtl/ ADJECTIVE
The total number or cost of something is the number or cost that you get when you add together or count all the parts in it.
...the total cost of the project.
  • American English: total
  • Arabic: إِجْمَاليّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: total
  • Chinese: 总的
  • Croatian: ukupan
  • Czech: celkový
  • Danish: total
  • Dutch: totaal
  • European Spanish: total
  • Finnish: kokonais-
  • French: total
  • German: völlig
  • Greek: συνολικός
  • Italian: totale
  • Japanese: 完全な
  • Korean: 전체의
  • Norwegian: total
  • Polish: całkowity
  • European Portuguese: total
  • Romanian: total
  • Russian: полный
  • Latin American Spanish: total
  • Swedish: total
  • Thai: โดยสมบูรณ์
  • Turkish: tam bütün
  • Ukrainian: загальний
  • Vietnamese: tổng
British English: total /ˈtəʊtl/ NOUN
A total is the number that you get when you add several numbers together or when you count how many things there are in a group.
The companies have a total of 1,776 employees.
  • American English: total
  • Arabic: إِجْمَاليّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: total
  • Chinese: 总数
  • Croatian: ukupno
  • Czech: součet
  • Danish: samlet antal
  • Dutch: totaal
  • European Spanish: total
  • Finnish: kokonaismäärä
  • French: total
  • German: Summe
  • Greek: σύνολο
  • Italian: totale
  • Japanese: 合計
  • Korean: 합계
  • Norwegian: sum
  • Polish: suma
  • European Portuguese: total
  • Romanian: total
  • Russian: итог
  • Latin American Spanish: total
  • Swedish: summa
  • Thai: ผลรวม
  • Turkish: toplam
  • Ukrainian: сума
  • Vietnamese: tổng số

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