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Total vs. Number

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Totalnoun

An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

‘A total of £145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.’;

Numbernoun

(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.

‘Zero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.’;

Totalnoun

Sum.

‘The total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.’;

Numbernoun

(countable) A numeral: a symbol for a non-negative integer.

‘The number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.’;

Totaladjective

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.’;

Numbernoun

A member of one of several classes: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, quaternions.

‘The equation e^{i\pi}+1=0 includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, \pi, i, and e.’;

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Totaladjective

(used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.

‘He is a total failure.’;

Numbernoun

(Followed by a numeral; used attributively) Indicating the position of something in a list or sequence. Abbreviations: No or No., no or no. (in each case, sometimes written with a superscript "o", like Nº or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.

‘Horse number 5 won the race.’;

Totalverb

(transitive) To add up; to calculate the sum of.

‘When we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.’;

Numbernoun

Quantity.

‘Any number of people can be reading from a given repository at a time.’;

Totalverb

To equal a total of; to amount to.

‘That totals seven times so far.’;

Numbernoun

A sequence of digits and letters used to register people, automobiles, and various other items.

‘Her passport number is C01X864TN.’;

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Totalverb

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

‘Honey, I’m OK, but I’ve totaled the car.’;

Numbernoun

A telephone number.

Totalverb

(intransitive) To amount to; to add up to.

‘It totals nearly a pound.’;

Numbernoun

(grammar) Of a word or phrase, the state of being singular, dual or plural, shown by inflection.

‘Adjectives and nouns should agree in gender, number, and case.’;

Totaladjective

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

Numbernoun

Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.

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Totalnoun

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

Numbernoun

(countable) A performance; especially, a single song or song and dance routine within a larger show.

‘For his second number, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".’;

Totalverb

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

Numbernoun

A person.

Totalverb

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

Numbernoun

An item of clothing, particularly a stylish one.

Totalverb

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.

Numbernoun

A marijuana cigarette, or joint; also, a quantity of marijuana bought form a dealer.

Totalnoun

the whole amount

Numbernoun

(dated) An issue of a periodical publication.

‘the latest number of a magazine’;

Totalnoun

a quantity obtained by addition

Numberverb

(transitive) To label (items) with numbers; to assign numbers to (items).

‘Number the baskets so that we can find them easily.’;

Totalverb

add up in number or quantity;

‘The bills amounted to $2,000’; ‘The bill came to $2,000’;

Numberverb

(intransitive) To total or count; to amount to.

‘I don’t know how many books are in the library, but they must number in the thousands.’;

Totalverb

determine the sum of;

‘Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town’;

Numbernoun

That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.

Totaladjective

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;

‘an entire town devastated by an earthquake’; ‘gave full attention’; ‘a total failure’;

Numbernoun

A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.

‘Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.’;

Totaladjective

including everything;

‘the overall cost’; ‘the total amount owed’;

Numbernoun

A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

Totaladjective

without conditions or limitations;

‘a total ban’;

Numbernoun

Numerousness; multitude.

‘Number itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.’;

Totaladjective

complete in extent or degree and in every particular;

‘a full game’; ‘a total eclipse’; ‘a total disaster’;

Numbernoun

The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

‘Of whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.’;

Totaladjective

comprising the whole number or amount

‘a total cost of £4,000’;

Numbernoun

Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.

Totaladjective

complete; absolute

‘a total stranger’; ‘it is a matter of total indifference to me’;

Numbernoun

That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; - chiefly used in the plural.

‘I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.’;

Totalnoun

the whole number or amount of something

‘in total, 200 people were interviewed’; ‘he scored a total of thirty-three points’;

Numbernoun

The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.

Totalverb

amount in number to

‘they were left with debts totalling £6,260’;

Numbernoun

The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.

Totalverb

add up the full number or amount of

‘the scores were totalled’;

Numberverb

To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.

‘If a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.’;

Totalverb

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

‘he almost totalled the car’;

Numberverb

To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

‘He was numbered with the transgressors.’;

Numberverb

To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.

Numberverb

To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.

‘Thy tears can not number the dead.’;

Numbernoun

the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;

‘he had a number of chores to do’; ‘the number of parameters is small’; ‘the figure was about a thousand’;

Numbernoun

a concept of quantity derived from zero and units;

‘every number has a unique position in the sequence’;

Numbernoun

a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;

‘he did his act three times every evening’; ‘she had a catchy little routine’; ‘it was one of the best numbers he ever did’;

Numbernoun

a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification;

‘she refused to give them her Social Security number’;

Numbernoun

the number is used in calling a particular telephone;

‘he has an unlisted number’;

Numbernoun

a symbol used to represent a number;

‘he learned to write the numerals before he went to school’;

Numbernoun

one of a series published periodically;

‘she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom’;

Numbernoun

a select company of people;

‘I hope to become one of their number before I die’;

Numbernoun

the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural);

‘in English the subject and the verb must agree in number’;

Numbernoun

an item of merchandise offered for sale;

‘she preferred the black nylon number’; ‘this sweater is an all-wool number’;

Numbernoun

a clothing measurement;

‘a number 13 shoe’;

Numberverb

add up in number or quantity;

‘The bills amounted to $2,000’; ‘The bill came to $2,000’;

Numberverb

give numbers to;

‘You should number the pages of the thesis’;

Numberverb

enumerate;

‘We must number the names of the great mathematicians’;

Numberverb

put into a group;

‘The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members’;

Numberverb

determine the number or amount of;

‘Can you count the books on your shelf?’; ‘Count your change’;

Numberverb

place a limit on the number of

Number

A number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth.

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