As a whole

a single entity comprised of a collection of parts; including all of an entity: This requires your whole attention.

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hole – an opening in something or an unoccupied space; a playing period in golf: We only had time khổng lồ play nine holes.; a lack or a fault: Your reasoning is full of holes.
2. An entity or system made up of interrelated parts: The value of the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
Synonyms: whole, all, entire, gross, total These adjectives mean including every constituent or individual: a whole town devastated by an earthquake; all the class going on a field trip; entire shipments lost by the distributor; gross income; the total cost of the project.
6. (Genetics) of, relating lớn, or designating a relationship established by descent from the same parents; full: whole brothers.


Instead of using the whole of in front of a noun phrase beginning with the, you can simply use whole after the. For example, instead of saying "The whole of the house was on fire", you can say "The whole house was on fire".


Be Careful!In front of plurals, whole does not have sầu the same meaning as all. If you say "All the buildings have sầu been destroyed", you mean that every building has been destroyed. If you say "Whole buildings have been destroyed", you mean that some buildings have sầu been destroyed completely.


2. "as a whole"

You use as a whole after a noun khổng lồ emphasize that you are talking about all of something & regarding it as a single unit.


3. "on the whole"

You add on the whole khổng lồ a statement khổng lồ show that what you are saying is true in general but may not be true in every case.


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whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided và which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC"s engineering division"
unit - a single undivided whole; "an idea is not a unit that can be moved from one brain khổng lồ another"
complex, composite - a conceptual whole made up of complicated & related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
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whole - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared lớn the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
object, physical object - a tangible & visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
congener - a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another; "lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed"; "the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener"
thành tựu - a whole individual unit; especially when included in a danh sách or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
segment, section - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to lớn constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
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whole - including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave sầu his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete phối of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"
fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional mô tả of the vote"; "a partial dose"
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whole - (of siblings) having the same parents; "whole brothers & sisters"
4.whole - exhibiting or restored khổng lồ vigorous good health; "hale và hearty"; "whole in mind & body"; "a whole person again"
healthy - having or indicating good health in toàn thân or mind; không lấy phí from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit & healthy"
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whole - acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc"
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whole - to a complete degree or khổng lồ the full or entire extent (`whole" is often used informally for `wholly"); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"