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adjective overall pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvərˈɔːl/
  1. 1
    considering something as a whole, rather than its details or the different aspects of it

    the senior police officer with overall responsibility for the case

    overall impression/effect:

    Progress is being made, but the overall impression is still one of utter chaos.

    overall winner:

    The overall winner will be announced in October.

  2. 2
    including everything

    the overall costs of the project



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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