- Complete amount of buy or sell interest, as opposed to having more behind it . Bloomberg Financial DictionarySee: partial. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
* * *▪ I. total to‧tal 1 [ˈtəʊtl ǁ ˈtoʊ-] adjective [only before a noun]with everything added together:
• The total cost of the project is put at £450 million.
• a company with total sales of £12 billion last year
• His total income is around £40,000.[m0] ▪ II. total total 2 noun [countable]the final number or amount of things when everything has been counted or added together:
• What does the total come to?
• We expect to raise a total of £3.6 million.
• The jobless total is steadily increasing.[m0] ▪ III. total total 3 verb totalled PTandPPX totalling PRESPARTX totaled PTandPPX totaling PRESPARTX [transitive]to add up to a particular total:
• Last year their sales totalled £364 million.
• The company has debts totaling $7.9 million.
• In order to receive benefits your savings must total less than £6,000.
* * *Ⅰ.total UK US /ˈtəʊtəl/ noun► the amount or number that you get when several smaller amounts are added together: a total of $20/£1,000/€3m, etc. »
We calculated all costs to the company and came to a total of $5,500.»
We employ 534 staff in total.»
We have a large workforce with women representing 30% of the total.→ See also GRAND TOTAL(Cf. ↑grand total), RUNNING TOTAL(Cf. ↑running total), SUBTOTAL(Cf. ↑subtotal), SUM TOTAL(Cf. ↑sum total)Ⅱ.total UK US /ˈtəʊtəl/ adjective► [before noun] including everything in a calculation or every person in a group: total cost/expense »
These figures show the total cost of the project including staff salaries.total gains/losses »
Can you give us an idea of our total losses?»
The UK All Companies performance category averaged an 18.1% total return over the year.»
Women represent a very small percentage of our total workforce.► complete or very great: »
The project was a total disaster.»
The audience listened in total silence.Ⅲ.total UK US /ˈtəʊtəl/ verb [T]► (UK -ll, US -l-) to add up to a particular amount: »
The annual salary bill totals more than $3 million.»
They incurred losses totalling over $2 million.► (also total up) to add up amounts to get a final number: »
All costs have been totaled at the bottom of the column.»
When they totalled up their losses, they realised they could not continue in business.► INFORMAL to destroy a car in an accident: »
They will pay the full cost to buy a new car if you total your car within the first year.
Financial and business terms. 2012.