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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Recent Examples on the Web In Case 2000, Netanyahu was accused of working with Arnon Mozes, owner of Israel’s best-selling daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, to limit the circulation of a rival newspaper in exchange for more positive coverage. Washington Post, 14 June 2021 The staff of the Minneapolis Star Tribune was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, considered one of the most prestigious Pulitzer awards, for coverage of Floyd's murder and its aftermath. Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 11 June 2021 The breaking news prize for protest coverage was shared by 10 AP photographers. James Walsh, Star Tribune, 11 June 2021 Also, head to for complete coverage of the Fast saga and full episode transcripts. Derek Lawrence,, 11 June 2021 First move: Pick a location that proves irresistible for television cameras and other media for coverage for your event, but still abides by any state or local guidelines. Stu Zakim, Rolling Stone, 11 June 2021 And that's true even though consumers must voluntarily sign up for overdraft coverage for point-of-sale purchases with a debit card or transactions using the ATM. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2021 Download the NBC News app for full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak Just over half of adults — 53 percent — have been fully vaccinated. NBC News, 9 June 2021 Mi Tienda and Joe V’s Smart Shop. Looking for more retail coverage? Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 8 June 2021

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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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17 Jun 2021

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“Coverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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