What does extent mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. extent(noun)

    the distance or area or volume over which something extends

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


  1. extent(Noun)

    A range of values or locations.

  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.

  3. extent(Noun)

    A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extent(adj)


  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

  3. Extent(noun)

    degree; measure; proportion

  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

  5. Extent(noun)

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

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


  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?

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How to say extent in sign language?

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  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. John Duncan:

    To that extent we were satisfied.

  2. Wilbur Ross:

    That's the extent of the conversation.

  3. Richard Feinberg:

    To a large extent the ball is in the Cuban court.

  4. Karoline Kuchenraecker:

    We know ovarian cancer is heritable to some extent.

  5. Confucius:

    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Images & Illustrations of extent

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