In mathematics, a function on the complex numbers is said to be entire if it is analytic (which basically means that derivatives of all orders exist) at every point in the complex plane.

En*tire" (?), a. [F. entier, L. integer untouched, undiminished, entire; pref. in-, negative + the root of tangere to touch. See Tangent, and cf. Integer.]


Complete in all parts; undivided; undiminished; whole; full and perfect; not deficient; as, the entire control of a business; entire confidence, ignorance.

That ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James i. 4.

With strength entire and free will armed. Milton.

One entire and perfect chrysolite. Shak.


Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful.

Pure fear and entire cowardice. Shak.

No man had ever a heart more entire to the king. Clarendon.

3. Bot. (a)

Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.


Having an evenly continuous edge, as a leaf which has no kind of teeth.


Not gelded; -- said of a horse.


Internal; interior.



Syn. -- See Whole, and Radical.


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En*tire", n.



"Too long to print in entire."


2. Brewing

A name originally given to a kind of beer combining qualities of different kinds of beer.

[Eng.] "Foker's Entire."



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