extent


extent

noun

Definition of EXTENT

1
a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go <the coach exceeded the extent of his authority by exempting some of the players from the requirement>
2
a wide space or area <the seemingly endless extent of the windswept prairies>
3
an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends <the extent of this criminal investigation has widened considerably since it began>
4
the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something <looking at the extent of the stain on my shirt, you might think that I had spilled a gallon of coffee>

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