Definition of entirety in English:

entirety

noun

mass noun
  • The whole of something.

    ‘she would have to stay in her room for the entirety of the weekend’
    • ‘The entirety of this immense and civilised achievement is accessible only in libraries, or to those prepared to spend cash.’
    • ‘The entirety of the Central and South American debt is a result of this operation.’
    • ‘The entirety of it is sensory overload, more than one can absorb in any one viewing.’
    • ‘The entirety of the universe flows in patterns and I am a tiny turn in the patterns of the universe.’
    • ‘The entirety of medical records of a community are a non-renewable single good.’
    whole, sum, total, aggregate, totality, gross, sum total, grand total
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Phrases

  • in its entirety

    • As a whole; completely.

      ‘the poem is too long to quote in its entirety here’
      • ‘Perhaps the best way to start discussing this review is to quote it almost in its entirety.’
      • ‘Some are in their complete entirety, and some are just the titles, which is most frustrating.’
      • ‘All monies raised go in their entirety to these voluntary organisations.’
      • ‘Anyone who seeks to understand this whole subject should carefully study this chapter in its entirety.’
      • ‘In its entirety, it would create the largest land turbine development in Europe, extending over five miles in length.’
      • ‘All relevant verses must be analyzed in their entirety and tied together to form a consistent whole.’
      • ‘Whole sequences are played out in their entirety in front of the television cameras.’
      • ‘The circular emblem is approximately four inches in diameter in its entirety.’
      • ‘Both the articles are very well written and worth reading in their entirety.’
      • ‘The whole voyage took 46 days to complete and was followed in its entirety by the world's press.’
      completely, entirely, totally, fully, wholly
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

entirety

/ɛnˈtʌɪərəti//ɪnˈtʌɪərəti/