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totality Syllabification: to·tal·i·ty
Pronunciation: /tōˈtalədē/

Definition of totality in English:


1The whole of something: the totality of their current policies
More example sentences
  • Each social construction is then part of a larger whole - a totality.
  • Yoga is then not just exercise and stretches, but encompasses the totality of the whole person.
  • He posed once the idea to me that the whole, the totality of the universe is just perception.
whole, total, aggregate, sum, sum total;
all, everything
1.1 Astronomy The moment or duration of total obscuration of the sun or moon during an eclipse.
Example sentences
  • Only the eastern coast of North America will see the eclipse totality, as the Moon rises.
  • As the eclipse reached totality that had fallen to just 83 degrees.
  • To get totality, the Moon must be near enough and the Sun far enough such that the lunar disk can completely block the Sun.


in its totality
As a whole: a deeper exploration of life in its totality
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  • The sovereign creates and guarantees the situation as a whole in its totality.
  • But you haven't read the book in its totality and you have to read the book in its totality.
  • Which, in its totality, made for wonderful theatre.

Words that rhyme with totality

banality, duality, fatality, finality, ideality, legality, locality, modality, morality, natality, orality, reality, regality, rurality, tonality, venality, vitality, vocality
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