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Meaning of EXTENT

Pronunciation:  ik'stent

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  1. [n]  the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
  2. [n]  the point or degree to which something extends; "the extent of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain extent she was right"

EXTENT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: ambit, area, boundary, bounds, compass, coverage, degree, depth, expanse, frontage, length, level, limit, magnitude, orbit, point, range, reach, scope, stage, surface area



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*tent"\, a. [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See
    Extended. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \Ex*tent"\, n. [L. extentus, fr. extendere. See
    1. 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.
             Life in its large extent is scare a span. --Cotton.
    2. Degree; measure; proportion. ``The extent to which we can
       make ourselves what we wish to be.'' --Lubbock.
    3. (Eng. Law)
       (a) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the
           crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor
           may be seized to secure payment.
       (b) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of
           a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
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