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whole

noun
 
 
/həʊl/
the whole of sth B1 all of something: His behaviour affects the whole of the class.Both, all, each and every
as a whole B2 when considered as a group and not in parts: The population as a whole is getting healthier.General
on the whole B1 generally: We've had a few problems, but on the whole we're very happy.General
Translations of “whole”
in Spanish totalidad, todo…
in French totalité, tout…
in German das Ganze…
in Chinese (Simplified) 全部, 整体, 全体…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全部, 整體, 全體…
(Definition of whole noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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