# Subtotal vs. Total

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• Subtotal (noun)

The total for a part of a list of numbers being summed.

• Subtotal (verb)

To calculate a subtotal.

Less than total; partial.

• Total (noun)

An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

“A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.”

• Total (noun)

Sum.

“The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.”

Entire; relating to the whole of something.

“The total book is rubbish from start to finish.”

“The total number of votes cast is 3,270.”

(used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.

“He is a total failure.”

• Total (verb)

To add up; to calculate the sum of.

“When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.”

• Total (verb)

To equal a total of; to amount to.

“That totals seven times so far.”

• Total (verb)

to demolish; to wreck completely. (from total loss)

“Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.”

• Total (verb)

To amount to; to add up to.

“It totals nearly a pound.”

Wiktionary
• Subtotal (noun)

the total of one set of a larger group of figures to be added.

• Subtotal (verb)

add (numbers) so as to obtain a subtotal.

(of an injury or a surgical operation) partial; not total.

comprising the whole number or amount

“a total cost of £4,000”

complete; absolute

“a total stranger”

“it is a matter of total indifference to me”

• Total (noun)

the whole number or amount of something

“in total, 200 people were interviewed”

“he scored a total of thirty-three points”

• Total (verb)

amount in number to

“they were left with debts totalling £6,260”

• Total (verb)

add up the full number or amount of

“the scores were totalled”

• Total (verb)

damage (something, typically a vehicle) beyond repair; wreck

“he almost totalled the car”

Oxford Dictionary