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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whole n.
 1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself.
 This not the whole of life to live,
 Nor all of death to die.   --J. Montgomery.
 2. A regular combination of parts; a system.
    Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.   --Pope.
 Committee of the whole. See under Committee.
 Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything into account; in view of all the circumstances or conditions.
 Syn: -- Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross.