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Syllabification: sub·to·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌtōdl

Definition of subtotal in English:


The total of one set of a larger group of figures to be added.
Example sentences
  • The combined risk ratio and its 95% confidence interval are indicated by unshaded diamonds for subtotals and shaded diamond for total.
  • Usually on the back side of the tablet, a third section contains a final total that adds up the previous subtotals.
  • Click the equal sign to subtotal each row, then click the Total button to add the subtotals.

verb (subtotals, subtotaling, subtotaled ; British subtotals, subtotalling, subtotalled)

[with object] Back to top  
Add (numbers) so as to obtain a subtotal.
Example sentences
  • Click the equal sign to subtotal each row, then click the Total button to add the subtotals.
  • The Transaction report can be used to display and subtotal transactions in a variety of ways.


Medicine Back to top  
(Of an injury or a surgical operation) partial; not total.
Example sentences
  • Total and subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomies have also been described, although none of these are commonly performed at the present time.
  • For distal-third gastric cancer, patients may be able to undergo subtotal gastrectomy if biopsy reveals ‘intestinal-type’ adenocarcinoma.
  • Strangely enough, the only subjects in this study to experience problems with pelvic relaxation were two patients who had cervical prolapse after subtotal hysterectomy.

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