Define: Subtotal

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Definition: Subtotal


Quick Summary of Subtotal


Totals of similar items grouped together within a financial statement.



What is the dictionary definition of Subtotal?

Dictionary Definition


The total for a part of a list of numbers being summed.


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Examples of Subtotal in a sentence


Normally, a subtotal of total direct costs is provided in the estimate.
These items might be grouped in the “misc” subtotal of the capital account.
Now that they have placed their assets into the different categories, they can arrive at a subtotal for each category.


Synonyms For Subtotal


intermediate result, sub-total, sum, plus, subtotals


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Subtotal are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 14th January, 2020