Extent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstent|  American pronunciation of the word extent
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word extent

noun

- 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

- the distance or area or volume over which something extends

the vast extent of the desert
an orchard of considerable extent

Examples

She tried to determine the extent of the damage.

the full extent of human knowledge

He questions the extent to which these remedies are needed.

They occupied only a small extent of England.

The extent of kite's wings is more than five feet.

Considering the extent of his injuries, he's lucky to be alive.

It's too early to assess the full extent of the damage.

They opened out the nets to their full extent.

The region is over 10,000 square kilometres in extent.

the full extent of the law

to a certain extent she was right

the vast extent of the desert

... might well offer fresh insights as to the character and extent of the social adaptation involved.

a conjecture about the extent of the injury

...no amount of remorse will absolve shoplifters who are caught, and all cases will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law...

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