Definition of totalize in English:


Line breaks: to¦tal|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊt(ə)lʌɪz
(also totalise)


[with object] (usually as adjective totalizing)
Combine into a total: totalizing theories of history
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  • It shared the distaste of postmodernism for totalizing theory and it embraced the counterculture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  • What is unacceptable is thus that which undermines the totalizing vision; and totalizing visions are inevitably comprised from a facile distinction between truth/falsity, good/evil.
  • Le Sueur's historiography is a return to such totalizing historical narratives, and as such, situates even this late work much more within the framework of modernism than postmodernism.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • This is both a simplification and a totalization of human participation in communications technology, and measurement of the human gaze is one of its key interfaces.
  • There is a restriction of the types of discourse and thus a tendency against all totalizations; thus also the guiding principle of postmodernism.
  • It is clear from your writing that you see such phrases as part of our colonial legacy and that you constantly struggle with language to create words which challenge constrictive totalizations.

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