total energy expenditure tee meaning, total energy expenditure tee definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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total  

  ( totals    plural & 3rd person present)   ( totalling    present participle)   ( totalled    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   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.     
2       adj   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.  
ADJ n  
The total cost of the project would be more than $240 million.     
3    If there are a number of things in total, there are that number when you count or add them all together.  
in total      phrase   PHR after v, PHR with cl, amount PHR  
I was with my husband for eight years in total...     
4       verb   If several numbers or things total a certain figure, that figure is the total of all the numbers or all the things.  
The unit's exports will total $85 million this year...      V amount  
5       verb   When you total a set of numbers or objects, you add them all together.  
They haven't totalled the exact figures.      V n  
6       adj   You can use total to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.  
usu ADJ n     (emphasis)    (=complete)  
Why should we trust a total stranger?...     
  totally      adv   ADV adj/adv, ADV with v   (=completely)  
Young people want something totally different from the old ways...     


sum total     
The sum totalof a number of things is all the things added or considered together. You often use this expression to indicate that you are disappointed because the total amount is rather small.      n-sing   usu the N of n   (=sum)  
That small room contained the sum total of the family's possessions...     
total quality management     
Total quality management is a set of management principles aimed at improving performance throughout a company, especially by involving employees in decision-making. The abbreviation TQM is also used.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
He is a firm believer in total quality management.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
n.
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.

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