- 1The area covered by something: an enclosure ten acres in extentMore 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.
- 1.1The size or scale of something: the extent of global warmingMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2The particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case: everyone will have to compromise to some extent decision-making was to a large extent outside his controlMore example sentences
- There is no way we can increase the fees to such an extent to cover the rent.
- We did cover this to an extent in 2002, so here's the link to satisfy your inquisitive hunger.
- In Harare and Bulawayo and to a lesser extent in rural areas, there are many training centers.
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).