Meaning of “throughout” in the English Dictionary

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"throughout" in British English

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throughoutpreposition, adverb

uk /θruːˈaʊt/ us /θruːˈaʊt/

B2 in every part, or during the whole period of time:

People throughout the country are out of work.
He yawned throughout the performance.
The school has been repainted throughout.

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  • She's been leading throughout the race, but it now looks as if she's tiring.
  • We'll update you on this news story throughout the day.
  • He stayed by her side throughout her long illness.
  • The room has been decorated in pastel shades throughout.
  • He was faithful to his wife throughout their 30-year marriage.

(Definition of “throughout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"throughout" in American English

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throughoutadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˌθruˈɑʊt/

in every part, or during the whole period of:

Grass grows throughout the world.
She was calm throughout her visit to the dentist.

(Definition of “throughout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)