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.
Recent Examples on the Web Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. Jason Mast, STAT, 2 Aug. 2022 Amazon’s move comes as a number of broadcasters have experimented with alternate feeds offering a less-serious approach to football coverage. Lillian Rizzo, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 The sweeping mental health bill, among other changes, would mandate insurance coverage for an annual mental health wellness exam and ensure compliance with the state’s mental health parity laws. Matt Stout,, 1 Aug. 2022 Smith-Schuster said moving the receivers all over the field will help all of them and help prevent double-team coverage. Jeff Fedotin, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Kate Galbraith is The Chronicle's Climate Editor, overseeing energy and environment coverage. Kate Galbraith, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Aug. 2022 And, far more important than any newspaper editorial, his most valuable media ally, Fox News, has skipped much of the live coverage of the former president’s speeches and rallies while not interviewing him live for months. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2022 Democrats have a lot to campaign on, including record job growth and recovery, rapid wage growth and more Americans having quality health care coverage than ever before. Kyle Morris, Fox News, 31 July 2022 On Saturday, the corners and coverage safeties basically did a good job taking away the quarterback’s first option by reading and anticipating plays incredibly well. Karen Guregian, Hartford Courant, 31 July 2022 See More

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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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4 Aug 2022

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“Coverage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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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