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whole

adjective [not gradable]  /hoʊl/ us  
all of something; the full amount: Painting the two rooms will take the whole day. He cooked a meal for the whole school. Whole can also mean in one piece: You can eat the fruit whole or cut it up. infml Whole can also be used to emphasize something: I’ve got a whole lot to do this afternoon.

whole

noun [C/U]  /hoʊl/ us  
all of the parts of something considered together as one thing, or all of something: [C] Two halves make a whole. [U] She’ll be away the whole of next month.
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