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# Total vs. Number

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Totalnoun

An amount obtained by the addition of smaller amounts.

âA total of ÂŁ145 was raised by the bring-and-buy stall.â;

Numbernoun

(countable) An abstract entity used to describe quantity.

âZero, one, -1, 2.5, and pi are all numbers.â;

Totalnoun

Sum.

âThe total of 4, 5 and 6 is 15.â;

Numbernoun

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

âThe number 8 is usually made with a single stroke.â;

Entire; relating to the whole of something.

âThe total book is rubbish from start to finish.â; âThe total number of votes cast is 3,270.â;

Numbernoun

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

âThe equation $e^\left\{i\pi\right\}+1=0$ includes the most important numbers: 1, 0, $\pi$, $i$, and $e$.â;

(used as an intensifier) Complete; absolute.

âHe is a total failure.â;

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 NÂș or №). The symbol "#" is also used in this manner.

âHorse number 5 won the race.â;

Totalverb

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

âWhen we totalled the takings, we always got a different figure.â;

Numbernoun

Quantity.

âAny number of people can be reading from a given repository at a time.â;

Totalverb

To equal a total of; to amount to.

âThat totals seven times so far.â;

Numbernoun

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

âHer passport number is C01X864TN.â;

Totalverb

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

âHoney, Iâm OK, but Iâve totaled the car.â;

Numbernoun

A telephone number.

Totalverb

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

âIt totals nearly a pound.â;

Numbernoun

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

âAdjectives and nouns should agree in gender, number, and case.â;

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

Numbernoun

Poetic metres; verses, rhymes.

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.

âFor his second number, he sang "The Moon Shines Bright".â;

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.

âthe latest number of a magazineâ;

Totalnoun

a quantity obtained by addition

Numberverb

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

âNumber the baskets so that we can find them easily.â;

Totalverb

add up in number or quantity;

âThe bills amounted to $2,000â; âThe bill came to$2,000â;

Numberverb

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

âI donât know how many books are in the library, but they must number in the thousands.â;

Totalverb

determine the sum of;

âAdd all the people in this town to those of the neighboring townâ;

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.

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete;

âan entire town devastated by an earthquakeâ; âgave full attentionâ; âa total failureâ;

Numbernoun

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

âLadies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers.â;

including everything;

âthe overall costâ; âthe total amount owedâ;

Numbernoun

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

without conditions or limitations;

âa total banâ;

Numbernoun

Numerousness; multitude.

âNumber itself importeth not much in armies where the people are of weak courage.â;

complete in extent or degree and in every particular;

âa full gameâ; âa total eclipseâ; âa total disasterâ;

Numbernoun

The state or quality of being numerable or countable.

âOf whom came nations, tribes, people, and kindreds out of number.â;

comprising the whole number or amount

âa total cost of ÂŁ4,000â;

Numbernoun

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

complete; absolute

âa total strangerâ; âit is a matter of total indifference to meâ;

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.

âI lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.â;

Totalnoun

the whole number or amount of something

âin total, 200 people were interviewedâ; âhe scored a total of thirty-three pointsâ;

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

âthey were left with debts totalling ÂŁ6,260â;

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

âthe scores were totalledâ;

Numberverb

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

âIf a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.â;

Totalverb

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

âhe almost totalled the carâ;

Numberverb

To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.

âHe was numbered with the transgressors.â;

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.

âThy tears can not number the dead.â;

Numbernoun

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

âhe had a number of chores to doâ; âthe number of parameters is smallâ; âthe figure was about a thousandâ;

Numbernoun

a concept of quantity derived from zero and units;

âevery number has a unique position in the sequenceâ;

Numbernoun

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

âhe did his act three times every eveningâ; âshe had a catchy little routineâ; âit was one of the best numbers he ever didâ;

Numbernoun

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

âshe refused to give them her Social Security numberâ;

Numbernoun

the number is used in calling a particular telephone;

âhe has an unlisted numberâ;

Numbernoun

a symbol used to represent a number;

âhe learned to write the numerals before he went to schoolâ;

Numbernoun

one of a series published periodically;

âshe found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroomâ;

Numbernoun

a select company of people;

âI hope to become one of their number before I dieâ;

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);

âin English the subject and the verb must agree in numberâ;

Numbernoun

an item of merchandise offered for sale;

âshe preferred the black nylon numberâ; âthis sweater is an all-wool numberâ;

Numbernoun

a clothing measurement;

âa number 13 shoeâ;

Numberverb

add up in number or quantity;

âThe bills amounted to $2,000â; âThe bill came to$2,000â;

Numberverb

give numbers to;

âYou should number the pages of the thesisâ;

Numberverb

enumerate;

âWe must number the names of the great mathematiciansâ;

Numberverb

put into a group;

âThe academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its membersâ;

Numberverb

determine the number or amount of;

âCan you count the books on your shelf?â; âCount your changeâ;

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.