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Definition of overall adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[only before noun]
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 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.
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