Meaning of EXTENT in English

EXTENT

/ ɪkˈstent; NAmE / noun [ sing. , U ]

1.

how large, important, serious, etc. sth is :

It is difficult to assess the full extent of the damage.

She was exaggerating the true extent of the problem.

I was amazed at the extent of his knowledge.

2.

the physical size of an area :

You can't see the full extent of the beach from here.

IDIOMS

- to ... extent

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (in the sense valuation of property, especially for taxation ): from Anglo-Norman French extente , from medieval Latin extenta , feminine past participle of Latin extendere stretch out, from ex- out + tendere stretch.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.