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# Total vs. Complete

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• 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."

• Complete (verb)

To finish; to make done; to reach the end.

"He completed the assignment on time."

• Complete (verb)

To make whole or entire.

"The last chapter completes the book nicely."

With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.

"My life will be complete once I buy this new television."

"She offered me complete control of the project."

"After she found the rook, the chess set was complete."

Finished; ended; concluded; completed.

"When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin."

Generic intensifier.

"He is a complete bastard!"

"It was a complete shock when he turned up on my doorstep."

"Our vacation was a complete disaster."

In which every Cauchy sequence converges to a point within the space.

In which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.

In which all small limits exist.

In which every semantically valid well-formed formula is provable.

That is in a given complexity class and is such that every other problem in the class can be reduced to it (usually in polynomial time or logarithmic space).

Wiktionary

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

Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss.

• Total (noun)

The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.

• Total

To bring to a total; also, to reach as a total; to amount to.

• Total

to determine the total of (a set of numbers); to add; - often used with up; as, to total up the bill.

• Total

To damage beyond repair; - used especially of vehicles damaged in an accident; as, he skid on an ice patch and totaled his Mercedes against a tree. From total loss.

Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.

Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.

Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.

• Complete

To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education.

Webster Dictionary
• Total (noun)

the whole amount

• Total (noun)

• Total (verb)

add up in number or quantity;

"The bills amounted to \$2,000"

"The bill came to \$2,000"

• Total (verb)

determine the sum of;

"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;

"an entire town devastated by an earthquake"

"gave full attention"

"a total failure"

including everything;

"the overall cost"

"the total amount owed"

without conditions or limitations;

"a total ban"

complete in extent or degree and in every particular;

"a full game"

"a total eclipse"

"a total disaster"

• Complete (verb)

come or bring to a finish or an end;

"He finished the dishes"

"She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"

"The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

• Complete (verb)

bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements;

"A child would complete the family"

• Complete (verb)

complete or carry out;

"discharge one's duties"

• Complete (verb)

complete a pass

• Complete (verb)

write all the required information onto a form;

"make out a form"

having every necessary or normal part or component or step;

"a complete meal"

"a complete wardrobe"

"a complete set pf the Britannica"

"a complete set of china"

"a complete defeat"

"a complete accounting"

"an incomplete flower"

perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities;

"a complete gentleman"

"consummate happiness"

"a consummate performance"

having all four whorls or principal parts--sepals and petals and stamens and carpels (or pistils);

"complete flowers"

highly skilled;

"an accomplished pianist"

"a complete musician"

without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

"an arrant fool"

"a complete coward"

"a consummate fool"

"a double-dyed villain"

"gross negligence"

"a perfect idiot"

"pure folly"

"what a sodding mess"

"a thoroughgoing villain"

"utter nonsense"

having come or been brought to a conclusion;

"the harvesting was complete"

"the affair is over, ended, finished"

"the abruptly terminated interview"

Princeton's WordNet