[ noun ] the state of being total
: "appalled by the totality of the destruction"
Used in print(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
The word `` church '' which turned_up over_and_over_again among Jubal 's words gave him knotty difficulty ; there was no Martian concept to match it - unless one took `` church '' and `` worship '' and `` God '' and `` congregation '' and many other words and equated them to the totality of the only world he had known during growing waiting & & & then forced the concept back into English in_that phrase which had been rejected ( by each differently ) by Jubal , by Mahmoud , by Digby .
[ noun ] the quality of being complete and indiscriminate
: "the totality of war and its consequences" "the all-embracing totality of the state"