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Adverb: on the whole
  1. With everything considered (and neglecting details)
    "on the whole, it's not so bad";
    - all in all, altogether, tout ensemble
  2. Most of the time; in most cases
    "on the whole it doesn't rain much here";
    - by and large, generally, more often than not, mostly, as a rule, usually, normally, ordinarily, in general, typically