Definition of entirety noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪərəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪərəti//
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  • [singular] (formal) the entirety of something the whole of something
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French entierete, from Latin integritas, from integer ‘untouched, whole’, from in- ‘not’ + tangere ‘to touch’. Compare with integrity.Idioms as a whole, rather than in parts The poem is too long to quote in its entirety.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: entirety