|Origin:||Medieval Latin totalis, from Latin totus 'whole'|
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1 [usually before noun]
complete, or as great as is possible
The sales campaign was a total disaster.
a total ban on cigarette advertising
He looked at her with a total lack of comprehension.
a sport that demands total commitment
the number, amount etc that is the total:
total sales of 200,000 per year
Her total income was £10,000 a year.