Definition of To a lesser extent

1. Adverb. Used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs. "Less quickly"

Exact synonyms: Less
Antonyms: More

Lexicographical Neighbors of To A Lesser Extent

to a T
to a fare-thee-well
to a fare-you-well
to a fare thee well
to a fare you well
to a fault
to a fine fare-thee-well
to a great extent
to a greater extent
to a hair
to a higher degree
to a higher place
to a lesser degree
to a lesser extent (current term)
to a lower place
to a man
to a nicety
to a tee
to a tittle
to a tolerable degree
to a turn
to advantage
to all intents and purposes
to an adequate degree
to an extent
to and again
to and fro
to and fros

Literary usage of To a lesser extent

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

1. Industrial Democracy by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1897)
"We must, in fact, conclude that, among the great unions only the Cotton-spinners, Cotton-weavers, and the Boilermakers, and, to a lesser extent, the North ..."

2. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1893)
"... right intercostal space, but it is audible to a lesser extent over almost the ... to a lesser extent ..."

3. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1906)
"The same is true with the other varieties, though perhaps to a lesser extent. Prof. EP Sandsten, Horticulturist at the Wisconsin State Experiment Station. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In large amounts energy is found in nature, first, as mechanical energy in the waterfalls and to a lesser extent the wind, and second, as chemical energy in ..."

5. Geology and Mineral Resources of the Western Coalfield: With Maps and Sections by Joseph Edmund Carne (1908)
"In the Grassy Hill Neck, on the Capertee River, at Mountain Lagoon, and to a lesser extent in the Gulph Neck, ..."

6. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa[: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"The issue is articulated more by the policy-makers and to a lesser extent by industrialists. There is a great desire for government intervention in the ..."

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