Define: Subtotal

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Definition: Subtotal

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Totals of similar items grouped together within a financial statement.

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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.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Subtotal are sourced/syndicated from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.