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throughout

[ throo-out ]
/ θruˈaʊt /
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preposition

in or to every part of; everywhere in: They searched throughout the house.
from the beginning to the end of: He was bored throughout the play.

adverb

in every part: rotten throughout.
at every moment or point: following the text closely throughout.

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Origin of throughout

before 1000; Middle English throw out,Old English thurh ūt through and out the other side (of). See through, out
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British Dictionary definitions for throughout

throughout
/ (θruːˈaʊt) /

preposition

right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time)throughout the day

adverb

through the whole of some specified period or area
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