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running total

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Definition of running total in English:

noun

A total that is continually adjusted to take account of further items: he has an endearing vagueness about the exact number of operas he has written, but the running total is 40
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  • With each shot, the player adds an additional number to his running total and this total is used to determine how he is doing on a hole.
  • During the three minutes I could bear to watch, some awful footage was only rescued by a fairly amusing body count screen, showing the running total of gruesome deaths thus far.
  • The way the scoring works, if you win you get a score made up of what's left in the hand of every other player, while they have their scores taken off their running totals.

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