Definition of as a whole in English:

as a whole

phrase

  • As a single unit and not as separate parts; in general.

    ‘a healthy economy is in the best interests of society as a whole’
    • ‘This is an understanding of right and wrong and respect for oneself and society as a whole.’
    • ‘It examines the impact on society as a whole, as well as families and individuals.’
    • ‘It is less clear that a vote on the report as a whole would be a no confidence motion.’
    • ‘A quiet Sun in early September seems an ideal moment to assess the holidays as a whole.’
    • ‘There is no automatic reason why share prices as a whole should plummet as a result of the attacks.’
    • ‘Not only is it enjoyable for the fans to see the team doing well but it has an important effect on the club as a whole.’
    • ‘A buyer's dislike of such things can easily cloud his impression of the house as a whole.’
    • ‘It is not a perception which reflects well on Scotland as a whole and Glasgow in particular.’
    • ‘Many campaigners feared the loss of the venue would have an impact on youth theatre as a whole.’
    • ‘The booming top sector is pushing up the value of Scotland's private homes as a whole.’
    together, all together, as a group, in a body, as one, as a whole, in a mass, wholesale
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