Definition of subtotal in English:


nounPlural subtotals

  • The total of one set of a larger group of figures to be added.

    • ‘The proportional size of each class was determined by dividing the class subtotal by the sample size.’
    • ‘The initial table in such a new file then consisted of up to 365 rows of daily data, arranged in columns listing the date and the daily irradiance subtotals for various selected wavelengths and spectral ranges.’
    • ‘The Census Bureau's monthly press release on value put in place data presents subtotals for private and public construction, further divided between residential and 16 types of non-residential construction.’
    • ‘These subtotals were deflated using a prices-received index for North Dakota crops obtained from the Agricultural Statistics Service.’
    • ‘Click the equal sign to subtotal each row, then click the Total button to add the subtotals.’
    • ‘The inventories rarely assigned individual values to paintings and prints, normally giving subtotals only for the complete contents of each room.’
    • ‘If we look at the top 20 subtotal for exports to Thailand, there is not one dollar for horticulture, and the statistics go down to $3 million.’
    • ‘The total number of events and plants with hierarchical patterns is given as a subtotal.’
    • ‘The correct way that I am instructed to add up this schedule would be, if your Lordship goes to the second page, you will see the subtotal of £4,839, and that is the first figure.’
    • ‘With respect, my Lord is looking at the grand total, the subtotal.’
    • ‘The elderly woman at the front of your queue wanted a subtotal for her friend's groceries.’
    • ‘Quality win points are based on the standings determined by the subtotal.’
    • ‘When you look at the subtotal, it's a lot, but what will actually be inherited is vastly overestimated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The festive subtotal is expected to show a rise of more than £150 over the past six years, a 20 per cent increase, with spending up by £36 on the 2001 figure.’
    • ‘The subtotals are carried forward both at the end of each page in the book and at the end of each monthly entry (of income or expenditure).’

verbsubtotals, subtotaled, subtotalled, subtotaling, subtotalling

[with object]
  • Add (numbers) so as to obtain a subtotal.

    • ‘The Transaction report can be used to display and subtotal transactions in a variety of ways.’
    • ‘Click the equal sign to subtotal each row, then click the Total button to add the subtotals.’


  • (of an injury or a surgical operation) partial; not total.

    • ‘Open craniotomy was performed with subtotal removal of the tumor and cyst drainage.’
    • ‘Subsequent endoscopy and biopsy showed subtotal villous atrophy.’
    • ‘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.’