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adverb, preposition     throughout pronunciation in British English
Throughout can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun): He remained in Paris throughout the war.
as an adverb (without a following noun): It was a wonderful game and Johnson played brilliantly throughout.
  1. 1
    in every part of a place

    Pollution is a serious problem in major cities throughout the world.

    The hotel has recently been redecorated throughout.

  2. 2
    during the whole of a period of time or an event

    House prices continued to rise throughout the 1980s.

    There was a terrible scandal, but my family and friends supported me throughout.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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