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An example use of tally in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… in the final tally only 59 percent of …”
To tally means to count or to record the number of items, usually by making a mark on paper or a tally mark on a tally board.
the word tally occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tally can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;