The noun entirety describes something that is total or complete, like when you eat a pizza in its entirety, leaving not even one slice for other people.

The noun entirety comes from the Latin word integritas, meaning “untouched” or “whole.” If a televised football game goes long, the announcers might say, “Your local news will air in its entirely after the game.” That means the news will be its normal length, not shortened. If you did your assigned reading in its entirety, it means you completed it, reading every page, not just skipping around.

Definitions of entirety
  1. noun

    the state of being total and complete

    “he read the article in its
    entireness, integrality, totality
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    full treatment, kit and boodle, kit and caboodle, whole caboodle, whole kit, whole kit and boodle, whole kit and caboodle, whole shebang, whole works, works

    everything available; usually preceded by `the’
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    the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed

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