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thoroughadjective

 us   /ˈθɜr·oʊ, ˈθʌr-/
  • thorough adjective (COMPLETE)

with nothing ​left out or ​omitted; ​complete: The ​district attorney’s ​officeconducted a thorough ​investigation. The ​doctor gave him a thorough ​medicalexamination.
  • thorough adjective (VERY GREAT)

[not gradable] (used for ​emphasis) very ​great: The ​meeting was a thorough ​waste of ​time.
(Definition of thorough from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"thorough" in British English

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thoroughadjective

uk   /ˈθʌr.ə/  us   /ˈθɝː-/ /-oʊ/
  • thorough adjective (CAREFUL)

B2 detailed and ​careful: a thorough ​revision of the ​manuscript They did a thorough ​search of the ​area but ​found nothing.

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thoroughness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
You can rely on the thoroughness of his ​research.
(Definition of thorough from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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