/toht"l/, adj., n., v., totaled, totaling or (esp. Brit.) totalled, totalling.
1. constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure.
2. of or pertaining to the whole of something: the total effect of a play.
3. complete in extent or degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: a total failure.
4. involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.; unqualified; all-out: total war.
5. the total amount; sum; aggregate: a total of $200.
6. the whole; an entirety: the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.
7. to bring to a total; add up.
8. to reach a total of; amount to.
9. Slang. to wreck or demolish completely: He totaled his new car in the accident.
10. to amount (often fol. by to).
[1350-1400; ME (adj.) < ML totalis, equiv. to L tot(us) entire + -alis -AL1]
Syn. 1. complete. 5, 6. gross, totality. 6. See whole.

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(as used in expressions)
Total Quality Control
Total Quality Management

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