overall

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Overall is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
overall

Comparative
more overall

Superlative
most overall

  1. (usually before the noun) An overall effect, strategy, picture, etc., is one that covers everything but may not go into detail.
    The play has many Christian elements, but the overall effect is not necessarily Christian.

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Adverb[change]

Positive
overall

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If you look at something overall, you look at the whole of it.
    Despite losing a few games, the team achieved greater successes overall than in previous years.
    Overall the book works well.
    Fewer people came out locally, but there was an overall greater response at a national level.

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Noun[change]

Singular
overall

Plural
overalls

  1. (UK); (countable) An overall is a large, loose protective coat.
  2. (US); (plural only; not used in singular form) Overalls are pants with a front that comes up to your chest and straps over your shoulders.
  3. (UK); (plural only; not used in singular form) Overalls are a loose protective trouser and shirt in one.

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