noun cov·er·age \ˈkəv-rij, ˈkə-və-\
: the activity of reporting about an event or subject in newspapers, on television news programs, etc.
: discussion of a subject in a book, class, etc.
: the financial protection that is provided by an insurance policy
: something that covers: as
a : inclusion within the scope of an insurance policy or protective plan : insurance
b : the amount available to meet liabilities
c : inclusion within the scope of discussion or reporting <the news coverage of the trial>
: the total group covered : scope: as
a : all the risks covered by the terms of an insurance contract
b : the number or percentage of persons reached by a communications medium
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Examples of COVERAGE
- The issue is not getting much coverage in the mainstream press.
- There was massive TV coverage of the funeral.
- For more complete coverage of this issue, see Chapter Six.
- The book gives full coverage to the history of the word.
First Known Use of COVERAGE
: insurance against something <fire coverage>
: the value or amount of insurance <a thousand dollars' coverage>
: treatment of an event or subject <The local radio station has good sports coverage.>
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