Definition of entirety in English:

entirety

Syllabification: en·tire·ty
Pronunciation: /enˈtī(ə)rtē
 
, enˈtīrədē
 
/

noun

The whole of something: she would have to stay in her room over the entirety of the weekend
More example sentences
  • The entirety of this immense and civilised achievement is accessible only in libraries, or to those prepared to spend cash.
  • The entirety of it is sensory overload, more than one can absorb in any one viewing.
  • The entirety of medical records of a community are a non-renewable single good.
Synonyms
whole, total, aggregate, totality, sum total

Origin

Middle English: from Old French entierete, from Latin integritas, from integer 'untouched, whole' (see entire). Compare with integrity.

Phrases

in its entirety

As a whole; completely: the poem is too long to quote in its entirety here
More example sentences
  • The whole voyage took 46 days to complete and was followed in its entirety by the world's press.
  • Perhaps the best way to start discussing this review is to quote it almost in its entirety.
  • The circular emblem is approximately four inches in diameter in its entirety.
Synonyms
in every respect, in every way, one hundred percent, all the way, every inch, to the hilt, to the core

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