en·tire·ty (ĕn-tīrĭ-tē, -tīrtē)
n. pl. en·tire·ties
1. The state of being entire or complete; wholeness: To appreciate the poem, one must read it in its entirety.
2. The entire amount or extent; the whole: "We rarely remember the entirety of the plot" (Anthony Burgess).
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