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Definition of "totality" []

  • The quality or state of being total: appalled by the totality of the destruction. (noun)
  • An aggregate amount; a sum. (noun)
  • The phase of an eclipse when it is total. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "totality" in a sentence
  • "What this means in totality is that he has to think strategically before barging into a battle, otherwise he could get killed."
  • "Culture, and the harmonious perfection of our whole being, and what we call totality, then become secondary matters; and the institutions, which should develope these, take the same narrow and partial view of humanity and its wants as the free religious communities take."
  • "The plethora of mediocre, bad, and atrocious charter schools speaks to this, as does the fact that, in totality, charters actually underperform their traditional counterparts."