What does extent mean?

Definitions for extent
ɪkˈstɛntex·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extent(noun)

    the distance or area or volume over which something extends

    "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"

  2. extent(noun)

    the point or degree to which something extends

    "the extent of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain extent she was right"

Wiktionary

  1. extent(Noun)

    A range of values or locations.

    Etymology: From extente, from estente, from extendre, from extendere (See extend.)

  2. extent(Noun)

    The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.

    The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.

    Etymology: From extente, from estente, from extendre, from extendere (See extend.)

  3. extent(Noun)

    A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

    Etymology: From extente, from estente, from extendre, from extendere (See extend.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extent(adj)

    extended

    Etymology: [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.]

  2. Extent(noun)

    space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity

    Etymology: [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.]

  3. Extent(noun)

    degree; measure; proportion

    Etymology: [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.]

  4. Extent(noun)

    a peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment

    Etymology: [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.]

  5. Extent(noun)

    a process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor

    Etymology: [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.]

Freebase

  1. Extent

    An extent is a contiguous area of storage in a computer file system, reserved for a file. When a process creates a file, file-system management software allocates a whole extent. When writing to the file again, possibly after doing other write operations, the data continues where the previous write left off. This reduces or eliminates file fragmentation and possibly file scattering too. An extent-based file system need not require limiting each file to a single, contiguous extent. The following systems support extents: ⁕ASM - Automatic Storage Management - Oracle's database-oriented filesystem. ⁕BFS - BeOS, Zeta and Haiku operating systems. ⁕Btrfs - GPL'd extent based file storage for Linux. ⁕Ext4 - Linux filesystem. ⁕Files-11 - Digital Equipment Corporation OpenVMS filesystem. ⁕HFS and HFS Plus - Hierarchical File System - Apple Macintosh filesystems. ⁕HPFS - High Performance File Syzstem - OS/2 and eComStation. ⁕JFS - Journaled File System - Used by AIX, OS/2/eComStation and Linux operating systems.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1006

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1263

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extent' in Nouns Frequency: #447

How to pronounce extent?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of extent in a Sentence

  1. Emir Caner:

    A new era has come to our shores, a time where government finds it acceptable to suppress the freedom of religion even to the extent of requesting a minister’s sermons, as an ordained minister, I know that this is not merely an assault on the messenger, but on the very message of our Sacred Scriptures.

  2. Seema Kumar:

    Our finding of sex-specific differences in the association between ADHD and obesity may be related to some extent to unique differences in the subtypes of ADHD seen in females compared to males.

  3. Alexis Carrel:

    To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act We do not know.

  4. Juergen Stackmann:

    We will see a two-speed Europe. Southern Europe was hit really badly. Italy, Spain and to some extent France. We expect recovery to take much longer, it will be bathtub shaped.

  5. Virgin Chief Executive Craig Kreeger:

    To the extent that the aircraft makes sense we would obviously consider acquiring more in future.

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