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through·out

throughout

 
 
pronunciation:
thru aUt
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
part of speech: preposition
definition: in, to, or during every part of.
Neighborhoods throughout the city were without electricity.Employees throughout the company were outraged over the management's decision.The post office delivers mail throughout the country.The baby cried throughout the night.
similar words:
during, through
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in, during, or including every part.
solid throughout
similar words:
completely, entirely, everywhere, fully, overall, solidly, totally, wholly
definition 2: from the start to the finish; during the entire time.
They remained friends throughout.
similar words:
through