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entirety

Line breaks: en|tir¦ety
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʌɪərəti
 
, ɛnˈtʌɪərəti/

Definition of entirety in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The whole of something: she would have to stay in her room for 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

Origin

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

Phrases

in its entirety

1
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, in all respects, {lock, stock, and barrel}, one hundred per cent, from beginning to end, alpha and omega, all the way, every inch, to the hilt, to the core

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