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An example use of overall in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… so although as an overall sum of energy …”
Overall means all over.
the word overall occurs in english on average 77.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overall can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;