Definition of subtotal in English:



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

    • ‘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 elderly woman at the front of your queue wanted a subtotal for her friend's groceries.’
    • ‘Click the equal sign to subtotal each row, then click the Total button to add the subtotals.’
    • ‘These subtotals were deflated using a prices-received index for North Dakota crops obtained from the Agricultural Statistics Service.’
    • ‘The total number of events and plants with hierarchical patterns is given as a subtotal.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Usually on the back side of the tablet, a third section contains a final total that adds up the previous subtotals.’
    • ‘The proportional size of each class was determined by dividing the class subtotal by the sample size.’
    • ‘The combined risk ratio and its 95% confidence interval are indicated by unshaded diamonds for subtotals and shaded diamond for total.’
    • ‘The inventories rarely assigned individual values to paintings and prints, normally giving subtotals only for the complete contents of each room.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘With respect, my Lord is looking at the grand total, the subtotal.’


  • 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.

    • ‘Subsequent endoscopy and biopsy showed subtotal villous atrophy.’
    • ‘Strangely enough, the only subjects in this study to experience problems with pelvic relaxation were two patients who had cervical prolapse after subtotal hysterectomy.’
    • ‘Open craniotomy was performed with subtotal removal of the tumor and cyst drainage.’
    • ‘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.’