totality

noun to·tal·i·ty \ tō-ˈta-lə-tē \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of totality

plural totalities
1 : an aggregate amount : sum, whole
2 a : the quality or state of being total : wholeness
b : the phase of an eclipse during which it is total : state of total eclipse

Examples of totality in a Sentence

  1. the totality of human knowledge

  2. the totality of the stars in the universe can only be loosely guessed at

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First Known Use of totality

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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totality Synonyms

Near Antonyms

net;

Phrases

grand total, the whole bit, the whole kit and caboodle, the whole nine yards, the whole shebang;



TOTALITY Defined for English Language Learners

totality

Definition of totality for English Language Learners

  • : the whole or entire amount of something



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