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EXTENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extent mean? 

EXTENT (noun)
  The noun EXTENT has 2 senses:

1. the point or degree to which something extends
2. the distance or area or volume over which something extends

  Familiarity information: EXTENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTENT (noun)


Sense 1extent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The point or degree to which something extends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context examples:

the extent of the damage / the full extent of the law / to a certain extent she was right

Hypernyms ("extent" is a kind of...):

degree; level; point; stage (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process)


Sense 2extent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The distance or area or volume over which something extends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

the vast extent of the desert / an orchard of considerable extent

Hypernyms ("extent" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "extent"):

coverage (the extent to which something is covered)

frontage (the extent of the front of shop or plot of land (as along a street or river etc))

bound; boundary; limit (the greatest possible degree of something)

ambit; compass; orbit; range; reach; scope (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:)

area; expanse; surface area (the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary)

length (the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end)

depth (extent downward or backward or inward)


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