Definition of extent in English:

extent

Line breaks: ex¦tent
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɛnt
 
, ɛk-/

noun

[in singular]
  • 1The area covered by something: an enclosure ten acres in extent
    More example sentences
    • By all means, send me a city map that covers the full extent of the subway.
    • Another looks to the extent of the property covered by the security.
    • Some of these are pictured and show the extent of flooding anticipated as dark blue and light blue areas.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1The size or scale of something: the extent of global warming
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    • It's pointless asking a man of O'Callaghan's scale the extent of his wealth.
    • This is important for determining if patients with the disease differ and to quantify the extent of infection.
    • This is especially so with regard to the geographical extent of globalization.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'valuation of property, especially for taxation'): from Anglo-Norman French extente, from medieval Latin extenta, feminine past participle of Latin extendere 'stretch out' (see extend).

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