Definition of coverage in English:


Line breaks: cover|age
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌv(ə)rɪdʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1The extent to which something deals with something else: the grammar did not offer total coverage of the language
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    • That level of coverage should just about deal with most parts of the UK that matter.
    • I do feel that they are getting a bad deal in terms of coverage and I was glad that I was able to do a little bit to put that right.
    • It offers detailed coverage of the C language, including 90 varied program examples.
  • 1.1The treatment of an issue by the media: the programme won an award for its news coverage
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    • I agree that media coverage of the issue too often has been laden with generalizations, hyperbole and sensational images.
    • On the other hand, maybe these sessions were merely held to procure media coverage for the issue, in order to affect the election.
    • Media coverage of hot-button issues usually skirts this aspect of them.
    reporting, reportage, description, treatment, handling, presentation; investigation, exploration, consideration, study, analysis, commentary; reports, accounts, articles, pieces, stories
  • 1.2The area reached by a broadcasting station or advertising medium: a network of eighty transmitters would give nationwide coverage
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    • But this only applied to that company, since there were no other private stations with nation-wide coverage.
    • The show will also receive national radio coverage, with the station broadcasting live from the exhibition.
    • Beacon Hill brings approximately 177,000 people into BBC national digital radio coverage for the first time.
  • 2The area that can be covered by a specified volume or weight of a substance: coverage is 6.5 square metres per litre
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    • The increased number of detectors and tube rotation times combine to give faster coverage of a given volume of tissue.
    • These provide thermal and acoustical insulation, strength with low weight, and coverage with few heat loss paths.
    • Then came the drought, with some events threatened by the lack of rain and grass coverage on the playing fields.
  • 3US The amount of protection given by an insurance policy.
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    • If children are dependent on both parents' income, you may need to increase your existing life insurance coverage.
    • Insurance coverage provides protection for the income and business regardless of the size of the home-based business.
    • They plan to increase the amount of permanent life insurance and reduce term coverage annually.
  • 4 American Football The manner in which a defender or a defensive team cover a player, an area, or a play: man-to-man coverage [count noun]: he reads coverages well
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    • Playing the weak side, where he'll get more man-to-man coverage, Williams should post significant numbers.
    • Barrett is tough and underrated, and his coverage skills have improved each year.
    • CB Will Allen made a few errors but showed his coverage skills and speed.

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