adj.1. constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure.2. of or pertaining to the whole of something: the total effect of a play.3. complete in extent or degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: a total failure.4. involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.; unqualified; all-out: total war.n.5. the total amount; sum; aggregate: a total of $200.6. the whole; an entirety: the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.v.t.7. to bring to a total; add up.8. to reach a total of; amount to.9. Slang. to wreck or demolish completely: He totaled his new car in the accident.v.i.10. to amount (often fol. by to).
* * *(as used in expressions)Total Quality ControlTotal Quality Management
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