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Definition of overall adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    

overall

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BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɔːl//
 
[only before noun] including all the things or people that are involved in a particular situation; general the person with overall responsibility for the project There will be winners in each of three age groups, and one overall winner. an overall improvement in standards of living (= affecting everyone) When she finished painting, she stepped back to admire the overall effect.
Extra examples The person with overall responsibility for the project will be Paul. There will be winners in each of the three age groups, and one overall winner. When she finished painting, she stepped back to admire the overall effect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overall