Count and Total


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Count noun – A total number obtained or recorded by noting each thing as it was being added.
Usage example: my count for the number of bird species and subspecies that visited the sanctuary that weekend was 43

Total is a synonym for count in amount topic. In some cases you can use "Total" instead the word "Count" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like add, quantity, calculation, tally.
Nearby Words: counter, counted, counting, countdown, countess
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Total verb – To have a total of.
Usage example: two and two total four

Count is a synonym for total in add topic. You can use "Count" instead the word "Total" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as calculation.
Nearby Words: totaled, tot, totality, totaling, totalled
Synonyms for Total

How words are described

good good count good total
high high count high total
low low count low total
exact exact count exact total
Other adjectives: current, many, single, small, powerful, actual, massive, large, increased, huge, impressive, lower, staggering, required, new, final, highest, last, higher, previous, overall, bigger, largest.

Common collocations

seconds count seconds total seconds

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Dark Seed Dark Seed II, on the other hand... not only killed humans off, unlike its predecessor, but had a high death count and a total Downer Ending.
  • Revenue-Enhancing Devices There are only so many songs on-disc, which limits the amount of stars you can get total, and DLC songs count towards your star total, so buying lots of DLC makes it easier to unlock everything.
  • Epic Rocking They released a total of five albums, which contained a total of six songs (seven if you count the easter egg at the end of The Girl Who Was... Death).
    Source: Epic Rocking
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