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The total cost of the project came to about $700,000.
The total number of votes was over one million.
Recent immigrants make up less than 3% of the total population.
Why would you let a total stranger into the house?
They sat in almost total silence the whole evening.
The event was a total success.
The oil companies had shown a total disregard for public opinion.
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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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American definition of total from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.