Extent meaning

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The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth.
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An extensive space or area.

An extent of desert.

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(archaic) An assessment or valuation, as of land in Britain, especially for taxation.
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Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage.
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Extent is defined as how far something goes or extends.

An example of extent is the amount of damage done by a flood.

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An extended space; vast area.

An extent of woodland.

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(1) Contiguous space on a disk reserved for a file or application.
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The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.

The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.

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(computing) A contiguous area of storage in a file system.
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(obsolete) Extended.

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to some extent
  • somewhat
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of extent

  • Middle English extente assessment on land from Anglo-Norman from feminine past participle of extendre to extend from Latin extendere extend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman extente, from Old French estente (“valuation of land, stretch of land”), from extendre (“extend”), from Latin extendere (See extend.)

    From Wiktionary