Definition of coverage
1 : something that covers: such asa : inclusion within the scope of an insurance policy or protective plan : insuranceb : the amount available to meet liabilitiesc : inclusion within the scope of discussion or reporting the news coverage of the trial
3 : the act or fact of covering
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.
First Known Use of coverage
COVERAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coverage for English Language Learners
: 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
COVERAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of coverage for Students
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.
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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