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English definition of “whole”

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
(Definition of whole noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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