cov·​er·​age | \ ˈkəv-rij How to pronounce coverage (audio) , ˈkə-və-\

Definition of coverage

1 : something that covers: such 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
2 : the total group covered : scope: such 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
3 : the act or fact of covering

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Examples of coverage in a Sentence

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.
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All of that coverage will also be available online at E!. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Stream the 2019 Oscars Online," 24 Feb. 2019 With less sea ice coverage, the oceans have more and more influence on atmospheric temperatures around Greenland. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Greenland’s melting snow makes new hockey stick (graph)," 9 Dec. 2018 While a spokeswoman for the designer told the New York Post that the wedding would be a private and intimate event with no press coverage, various notable guests subtly Instagrammed the occasion. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Tory Burch Marries Pierre-Yves Roussel in an Intimate Ceremony at Her Antigua Estate," 3 Dec. 2018 For the third year in a row, NBC has teamed up with Verizon to provide those without a cable TV subscription 360-degree live stream coverage of the parade. Cierra Williams, Country Living, "How to Watch and Live Stream the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 14 Nov. 2018 But Teen Vogue will be back tomorrow morning with more coverage of the 2018 midterms. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "2018 Midterm Congressional Election Results: Which Party Is Winning the House and the Senate?," 7 Nov. 2018 Only the parachute test will be livestreamed, with coverage beginning at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) on the Ustream page for NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Meghan Bartels,, "NASA Will Launch 2 Rockets to Test a Mars Parachute and Track 'Nanoflares'," 6 Sep. 2018 To get the look yourself, choose an all-in-one paint and primer, like BEHR MARQUEE® Interior, to ensure that a clean, bright white can be applied with thorough coverage in a single coat. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "3 Nature-Inspired Ways to Transform Your Home," 18 July 2018 In this instance, there was a period of time when people with Medicare coverage had questions and interest in the ACA and its impact on Medicare. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: 'ACA' removed from swaths of website, watchdog reports," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of coverage

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coverage was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of coverage

: 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


cov·​er·​age | \ ˈkə-və-rij How to pronounce coverage (audio) , ˈkəv-rij\

Kids Definition of coverage

1 : insurance against something fire coverage
2 : the value or amount of insurance a thousand dollars' coverage
3 : treatment of an event or subject The local radio station has good sports coverage.


cov·​er·​age | \ ˈkə-və-rij How to pronounce coverage (audio) \

Legal Definition of coverage

1 : protection or indemnification by an insurance policy the policy provides extensive coverage against burglary
2 : a risk assumed by the terms of an insurance contract the policy lists four coverages: liability, medical payments, uninsured motorists, and physical damage

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