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Definition of "entirety" []

  • The state of being entire or complete; wholeness: To appreciate the poem, one must read it in its entirety. (noun)
  • The entire amount or extent; the whole: "We rarely remember the entirety of the plot” ( Anthony Burgess). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "entirety" in a sentence
  • "But when I watched the MTV episodes in entirety with the BBV crew, I started to feel like I knew these people, and was more comfortable with it the more I watched."
  • "In his interpretation of the bill (which I haven't read in entirety, full disclosure), Declan says the bill gives the White House new power to unplug private-sector computers from the Internet in the case of national emergency."
  • "According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, by the end of today the Web will fill up with more information than what had existed in entirety prior to 2003."