subtotal

noun
sub·​to·​tal | \ ˈsəb-ˌtō-tᵊl How to pronounce subtotal (audio) \

Definition of subtotal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the sum of part of a series of figures

subtotal

adjective
sub·​to·​tal | \ ˌsəb-ˈtō-tᵊl How to pronounce subtotal (audio) \

Definition of subtotal (Entry 2 of 2)

: somewhat less than complete : nearly total subtotal thyroidectomy

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Other Words from subtotal

Adjective

subtotally adverb

Examples of subtotal in a Sentence

Noun Your subtotal is $14, and with tax, that will be $14.70.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On a restaurant bill, they're rendered in small print just before your subtotal. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Travelers, beware: Automatic tipping is everywhere. Here's what you can do about it," 29 Nov. 2019 The subtotal: In the Ohio General Assembly, 1,385 bills and resolutions have been introduced this year. cleveland, "Ohio Senate could move criminal justice bill this year: Capitol Letter," 2 Dec. 2019 DashPass subscribers can get $5 off orders with subtotals of $12 or more with code FIREWORKS. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Save some green on July 4th with patriotic specials and meal deals Thursday," 4 July 2019 Desserts: Key lime pie jar, $2.99, and chocolate peanut butter jar, $2.99 Drinks: (3) Patron platinum margarita, $9.49 each That’s a subtotal of $75.42. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Led by Bruce Pearl, Auburn Is Exemplary of This Strange, Scandalous College Basketball Season," 26 Feb. 2018 There was no $9 item or additional charge listed in the subtotal. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Panera Customer Warns Others to Always Check Your Receipt," 24 Apr. 2017 DashPass subscribers can get $5 off orders with subtotals of $12 or more with code FIREWORKS. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Save some green on July 4th with patriotic specials and meal deals Thursday," 4 July 2019 Desserts: Key lime pie jar, $2.99, and chocolate peanut butter jar, $2.99 Drinks: (3) Patron platinum margarita, $9.49 each That’s a subtotal of $75.42. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Led by Bruce Pearl, Auburn Is Exemplary of This Strange, Scandalous College Basketball Season," 26 Feb. 2018 That 23 cents was combined with the pre-tax price for the rest of his order to arrive at a subtotal, and Wotjecki was then charged sales tax on that amount, the suit alleges. Becky Yerak, chicagotribune.com, "McDonald's, Walgreens hit with lawsuits over Cook County soda pop tax," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of subtotal

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subtotal was in 1863

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“Subtotal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtotal. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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subtotal

noun
How to pronounce subtotal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of subtotal

: the sum of a set of numbers that is then added to another number or set of numbers

subtotal

adjective
sub·​to·​tal | \ ˌsəb-ˈtōt-ᵊl How to pronounce subtotal (audio) \

Medical Definition of subtotal

: somewhat less than complete : nearly total subtotal thyroidectomy

Other Words from subtotal

subtotally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce subtotally (audio) \ adverb

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