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Meaning of “overall” in the English Dictionary

"overall" in British English

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overalladverb [before noun], adjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɔːl/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈɑːl/
B2 in ​generalrather than in ​particular, or ​including all the ​people or things in a ​particulargroup or ​situation: The overall ​situation is good, ​despite a few ​minorproblems. Overall, it has been a good ​year. The overall ​winner, after ten ​games, will ​receive $250,000.

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(Definition of overall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overall" in American English

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overalladjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈoʊ·vərˈɔl/
in ​generalrather than in ​particular, or ​including all the ​people or things in a ​particulargroup or ​situation: The overall ​situation is good. The second ​act was a little ​long, but overall it was a good ​performance.
(Definition of overall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overall" in Business English

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overalladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvərɔːl/
in ​general rather than in particular, or ​including all the ​people or things in a particular ​group or ​situation: The overall ​situation is good, despite a few ​minor problems. A ​growth-orientedstrategy typically ​concentrates on ​stocks that the ​manager believes will ​grow faster than the overall ​market. Managers were ​focusing on particular ​measures to the detriment of overall ​performance.
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Vehicle ​exportsrose 36 ​percent overall. A ​majorityapprove overall of the ​job she is doing as ​CEO.
(Definition of overall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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