a) the state of being total
b) an aggregate quantity obtained by addition

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  • totality — [tō tal′ə tē] n. pl. totalities 1. the fact or condition of being total; entirety 2. the time of complete shadow or coverage during an eclipse 3. the total amount or sum in totality as a whole; altogether …   English World dictionary

  • Totality — «Totality» план американского генерала Дуайта Эйзенхауэра при президенте Гарри Трумэне о нанесении по СССР ударов атомными бомбами. План предусматривал сброс 20 30 атомных бомб на 20 советских городов: Москва, Горький, Куйбышев, Свердловск,… …   Википедия

  • totality — (n.) 1590s, from TOTAL (Cf. total) (adj.) + ITY (Cf. ity). In the eclipse sense, from 1842 …   Etymology dictionary

  • totality — ► NOUN 1) the whole of something. 2) Astronomy the time during which the sun or moon is totally obscured during an eclipse …   English terms dictionary

  • totality — [[t]toʊtæ̱lɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n, in its/their N The totality of something is the whole of it. [FORMAL] ...a process of social, economic and political change which involves the totality of human experience... He did not want to reform… …   English dictionary

  • totality — to|tal|i|ty [təuˈtælıti US tou ] n [U] formal 1.) the whole of something in sth s totality ▪ It s essential that we look at the problem in its totality. 2.) a total amount …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • totality — noun (U) formal 1 the whole of something: in its totality (=as a complete thing): It s essential that we look at the problem in its totality. 2 a total amount …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • totality — Synonyms and related words: Copernican universe, Einsteinian universe, Newtonian universe, Ptolemaic universe, aggregate, all, all being, all creation, all hands, all the world, allness, alpha and omega, be all and end all, beginning and end,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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