Definition Tally

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Definition

to tally: to count, to keep score, to total, to record numbers
verb
To tally is often used to talk about counting votes and scoring goals in a sporting context:

We tallied the votes several times, and it still seems that George W. lost the election. Shall we count them again?
The football team tallied two goals in the last few minutes.

to tally (with): to correspond, to agree, to match, to fit (with)
verb
These figures you're showing me don't tally with Icarus's calculations. Can you check them again please?

Examples

  • "The votes will be tallied over the weekend, and we will have a meeting on Monday, in addition to our regularly scheduled staff meeting, to discuss the results, and take your questions."
  • "Votes will be tallied over the weekend, and we will have a meeting on Monday, in addition to our regularly scheduled staff meeting, to discuss the results and take your questions."

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