Definition of Extent

1. Noun. The point or degree to which something extends. "To a certain extent she was right"

Generic synonyms: Degree, Level, Point, Stage
Derivative terms: Extend

2. Noun. The distance or area or volume over which something extends. "An orchard of considerable extent"
Generic synonyms: Magnitude
Specialized synonyms: Coverage, Frontage, Bound, Boundary, Limit, Ambit, Compass, Orbit, Range, Reach, Scope, Area, Expanse, Surface Area, Length, Deepness, Depth
Derivative terms: Extend, Extend

Definition of Extent

1. a. Extended.

2. n. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.

Definition of Extent

1. Noun. A range of values or locations. ¹

2. Noun. The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A contiguous area of storage in a file system. ¹

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Definition of Extent

1. the range over which something extends [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extent

extensor digitorum brevis
extensor digitorum longus
extensor expansion
extensor hallucis brevis
extensor hallucis longus
extensor indicis
extensor indicis proprius
extensor muscle
extensor muscle of fingers
extensor muscle of little finger
extensor pollicis brevis
extensor pollicis longus
extensor retinaculum
extent (current term)
extenuating circumstance
extenuating circumstances

Literary usage of Extent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1849)
"OF THE extent OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE. 1. KNOWLEDGE, as has been said, lying in the perception of the agreement or disagreement of any of our ideas, ..."

2. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1789)
"... muft always be limited by the extent of that power, or, in other words, by the extent of the market. ..."

3. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"... AND extent OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE A PRIORI - Of far more importance than all that has been above said, is the consideration that certain of our cognitions ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"The report is accompanied by a series of valuable maps, on which the extent of navigable waters and the distribution of mineral and other products of the ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1804)
"In the actual state of the city, the palace and gardens extent. of the Seraglio occupy the eastern promontory, the first of the seven hills, and cover about ..."

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