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 Dictionary entry overview: What does totality mean? 

  The noun TOTALITY has 3 senses:

1. the state of being total and complete
2. the quality of being complete and indiscriminate
3. the whole amount

  Familiarity information: TOTALITY used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1totality [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being total and complete

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


entireness; entirety; integrality; totality

Context examples:

he read the article in its entirety / appalled by the totality of the destruction

Hypernyms ("totality" is a kind of...):

completeness (the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "totality"):

full treatment; kit and boodle; kit and caboodle; whole caboodle; whole kit; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; whole shebang; whole works; works (everything available; usually preceded by 'the')

Sense 2totality [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of being complete and indiscriminate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

the totality of war and its consequences / the all-embracing totality of the state

Hypernyms ("totality" is a kind of...):

generality (the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability)

Sense 3totality [BACK TO TOP]


The whole amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


total; aggregate; totality; sum

Hypernyms ("totality" is a kind of...):

unit; whole (an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity)

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