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[en-tahyuh r-tee, -tahy-ri-] /ɛnˈtaɪər ti, -ˈtaɪ rɪ-/
noun, plural entireties.
the state of being entire; completeness:
Homer's Iliad is rarely read in its entirety.
something that is entire; the whole:
He devoted the entirety of his life to medical research.
Origin of entirety
1300-50; Middle English enter(e)te < Middle French entierete < Latin integritāt- (stem of integritās). See integer, -ity Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for entirety


noun (pl) -ties
the state of being entire or whole; completeness
a thing, sum, amount, etc, that is entire; whole; total
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Word Origin and History for entirety

also entierty, mid-14c., enterete, from Anglo-French entiertie, Old French entiereté "totality, entirety; integrity, purity," from Latin integritatem (nominative integritas) "completeness, soundness, integrity," from integer (see integer).

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