on the whole


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on the whole

adverb all considering, all in all, all things considered, by and large, chiefly, essentially, everyyhing being equal, for all intents and purposes, for all praccical purposes, for the most part, generally, having said that, in the long run, in the main, mainly, mostly, nearly, on the average, overall, substantially, taking all things into consideration, taking everything into account, that being so
Associated concepts: the record taken as a whole
See also: as a rule, generally