Definitions for extent
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word extent.
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"
the distance or area or volume over which something extends
"the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
A range of values or locations.
The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.
The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.
A contiguous area of storage in a file system.
Etymology: From extente, from estente, from extendre, from extendere (See extend.)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: extentus, Latin.
If I mean to reign
David’s true heir, and his full sceptre sway
To just extent over all Israel’s sons. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
An emperour of Rome
Troubled, confronted thus, and for th’ extent
Of equal justice us’d with such contempt. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andron.
Let my officers
Make an extent upon his house and land,
And turn him going. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Etymology: from extend.
Both his hands most filthy feculent,
Above the water were on high extent,
And fain’d to wash themselves incessantly. Edmund Spenser, Fai. Queen.
Extent generally refers to the size, area, scope, degree or range of something. It can indicate the amount, volume or space that something occupies or covers, or the length of time something continues. Essentially, it is a measure of how much, how large, how long, or how far. It can be applied to various contexts such as a geographical area, a period of time, or the intensity of a situation.
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
degree; measure; proportion
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
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.]
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1006
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1263
Rank popularity for the word 'extent' in Nouns Frequency: #447
The numerical value of extent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of extent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
That's a stress point that has negative repercussions to some extent, you can get certain flash points( on) super highways or near highly busy places where the noise and the movement of people has come to such an extent that the magpies are overwhelmed.
Any great work of art revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.
Terrill's damages will be based on the breadth of her reputation and the value of that reputation in her industry, the potential damages to Terrill will be in accordance with the extent of her career and reputation as a journalist and the extent of the audience Gawker has disseminated the information to.
Any great work of art . . . revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
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- مدى, اتساعArabic
- размер, протежение, обхватBulgarian
- rozměr, rozsahCzech
- Umfang, Größe, AusmaßGerman
- lukualue, määrä, alue, laajuusFinnish
- farsaingeachdScottish Gaelic
- វិសាលភាព, វិសាលភាពក៏ដោយKhmer
- mate, bereikDutch
- volum, întindere, mărimeRomanian
- степень, объём, мера, размерRussian
- размера, обим, степенSerbo-Croatian
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