as a whole


: as a complete unit
used to make a statement that relates to all the parts of something
Language as a whole is constantly evolving.
The lecture was intended for the group as a whole.
The company as a whole is doing well.

Examples of as a whole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The investment bank expects the personal computer BIOS sector as a whole to grow at a 14% compound annual growth rate from 2023 to 2030. Ganesh Rao, CNBC, 15 July 2024 Consumers are finally expressing some optimism, if not for the economy as a whole then at least for their own personal financial situations, the stock market and cooling inflation. Allison Morrow, CNN, 12 July 2024 Plus, this one is forward-looking enough to make the studios provide regular updates, meetings with the AMPTP (as a whole and its individual studios), and training. Brian Welk, IndieWire, 12 July 2024 Crunchbase and PitchBook each delivered their latest reports, and the numbers underscored that while the AI boom booms, venture as a whole remains characterized by liquidity limitations and lingering uncertainties. Allie Garfinkle, Fortune, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for as a whole 

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“As a whole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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