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whole meaning

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  • Whole may refer to: Holism, the idea that natural systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts in music, a whole step, or Major second in music, a Whole note, or semibreve Whole (EP), a 1997 EP by Pedro the Lion, or the title song
  • NounPLwholesSUF-ole
    1. Something complete, without any parts missing.
      1. An entirety.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore wholeSUPmost whole
        1. Entire.
          1. I ate a whole fish. ‎
        2. Sound, uninjured, healthy.
          1. He is of whole mind, but the same cannot be said about his physical state. ‎
        3. (of food) From which none of its constituents has been removed.
          1. whole wheat;  whole milk ‎
      3. AdverbCOMmore wholeSUPmost whole
        1. COL In entirety; entirely; wholly.
          1. I ate a fish whole!
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • He forgot the whole argument when she cosied up to him on the couch.
          • There's little sense of occasion in going to the cinema today, but the hows and wheres of viewing a film can deeply colour the whole viewing experience.
          • Our CO must have gotten out of bed on the wrong side, for he gave the whole company hell for their poor morale, dirty barracks, etc.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Whole cell and microaspirated lipid body lipidomic analysis was performed in collaboration with Metabolon Inc. Heatmaps were generated using the RColorBrewer and gplots packages in R [32 , 34 ].
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The actor simply dialed in his performance, leaving even his devoted fans disappointed with the show as a whole.

      Meaning of whole for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "whole" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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