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overall

1 adjective
     
o‧ver‧all1 S3 W2 [only before noun]
considering or including everything:
The overall cost of the exhibition was £400,000.
The overall result is an increase in population.
An overall winner and a runner-up were chosen.
We don't want all the details now, just the overall picture.
! Do not say 'in the overall' or 'on the overall'. Say on the whole: In spite of the film's many faults, on the whole it's worth seeing.

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