What does extent mean?

Definitions for extent
ɪkˈstɛntex·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extentnoun

    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"

  2. extentnoun

    the distance or area or volume over which something extends

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

Wiktionary

  1. extentnoun

    A range of values or locations.

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

  2. extentnoun

    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. extentnoun

    A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extentadjective

    extended

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

  2. Extentnoun

    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. Extentnoun

    degree; measure; proportion

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

  4. Extentnoun

    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. Extentnoun

    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.

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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

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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. Hou Wey Fook:

    It's like a deja vu of what happened in 2008 but of course the reasons are very different. In 2008, the banks were broken, financial markets were frozen, this time, there are some areas where liquidity has dried up like in bonds but not to the same extent as in 2008.

  2. David Pressman:

    Ambassador Power strongly supports any bipartisan effort to address the serious threat to our national security posed by Russia’s interference in our electoral process, and is eager to engage with the Senate and House committees on the timeline they have requested, while serving as our Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the National Security Council responsible for advising the President on the full-range of threats confronting the United States, and long before receiving an invitation to engage the Congressional committees, Ambassador Power was unambiguous about her support of bipartisan efforts to determine the full extent of this threat to our national security.

  3. Attorney General Lynch:

    He did come over and say hello, and speak to my husband and Attorney General Lynch, and talk about his grandchildren and his travels and things like that, that was the extent of that. And no discussions were held into any cases or things like that.

  4. The Navy:

    The observed changes in the Arctic region climate and the reduced extent of summer ice reveal the potential for the Arctic Ocean to become a more viable route of international shipping over the coming decades. Opportunities exists for infrastructure development and commercial investment, resource exploitation, fishing and tourism.

  5. Verber Salazar:

    There is no place for hate in our community. No one should be victimized because of Jeremy Wayne Jones race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion, these types of crimes are reprehensible and my administration will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law to hold those who perpetrate hate accountable.

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