entirety

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From Middle English enterete, from Old French entiereté, from Latin integritās, from integer (complete, whole). Doublet of integrity.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtaɪ.ə.ɹɪ.ti/, /ɛn-/
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  • (UK, New Zealand, General Australian) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtaɪ.ə.ɹɪti/, /-ˈtaɪ.ə.ti/, /-ˈtʌɪɹəti/, /ɛn-/

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entirety (countable and uncountable, plural entireties)

  1. The whole; the complete or amount.
    Due to the early rainout, the game will be replayed in its entirety on Friday.
    • 2019 September 8, Andrew Benson, BBC Sport[1]:
      This was a superb win, albeit a somewhat controversial one, a great drive in a thrilling race, in which Leclerc had to sustain the most intense pressure from one Mercedes driver or another for the entirety of the race distance.

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