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1    the whole, esp. regarded as the complete sum of a number of parts  
2    complete; absolute  
the evening was a total failure, a total eclipse     
3    prenominal   being or related to a total  
the total number of passengers     
      vb   , -tals, -talling, -talled  
     (U.S.)   , -tals, -taling, -taled  
4    when intr, sometimes foll by: to   to amount  
to total six pounds     
5    tr   to add up  
to total a list of prices     
6    tr  
Slang   to kill or destroy  
     (C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin totalis, from Latin totus all)  
  totally      adv  

total allergy syndrome  
      n   a condition in which a person suffers from a large number of symptoms that are claimed to be caused by allergies to various substances used or encountered in modern life  
total depravity  
      n     (Chiefly Calvinist theol)   the doctrine that man's nature is totally corrupt as a result of the Fall  
total eclipse  
      n   an eclipse as seen from a particular area of the earth's surface where the eclipsed body is completely hidden  
   Compare       annular eclipse       partial eclipse  
total football  
      n   an attacking style of play, popularized by the Dutch national team of the 1970s, in which there are no fixed positions and every outfield player can join in the attack  
total heat  
      n      another term for       enthalpy  
total internal reflection  
      n     (Physics)   the complete reflection of a light ray at the boundary of two media, when the ray is in the medium with greater refractive index  
total quality management  
      n   an approach to the management of an organization that integrates the needs of customers with a deep understanding of the technical details, costs, and human-resource relationships of the organization,   (Abbrev.)    TQM  
total recall  
      n     (Psychol)   the faculty or an instance of complete and clear recall of every detail of something  
total serialism   , serialization  
      n   (in some music after 1945) the use of serial techniques applied to such elements as rhythm, dynamics, and tone colour, as found in the early works of Stockhausen, Boulez, etc.  
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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.
When economic outlook remains uncertain, top management complains about the parsimony of expense reimbursements. Shareholders will not look kindly to executives flying helicopters or first-class international flights unrestrained.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
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