total2 S2 W2 [countable]
the final number or amount of things, people etc when everything has been counted:
That's £7 and £3.50, so the total is £10.50.
a total of 20/100 etc
A total of thirteen meetings were held to discuss the issue.
There were probably about 40 people there in total.
the sum total (=the whole of an amount when everything is considered together)
the final total, including all the totals added together [↪ subtotal]
used humorously when you think the final total is small:
I earned a grand total of $4.15.