extent extent  /ɪk ˈstɛnt/


  1. (n) the point or degree to which something extends
  2. (n) the distance or area or volume over which something extends


  1. To an extent, Russia can use its vast profits to get its way.
  2. Gray, a onetime captive of the savings and loan industry, lost his job when he began to speak out about the extent of the S L fraud.
  3. To the extent that President Obama's controversial stimulus plan advances that cause, Lincoln would say it is priceless.


  1. UPDATED: Reader photos tell tale of devastation

    Across the Twin Cities, residents are discovering the extent of the damage left by Friday night's storm, with power out to more than a quarter million people and downed trees making streets impassable. Do you have photos you want to share with readers? Tag them #stribwx in Twitter or Instagram.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Alberta Floods May Hurt Crop, Livestock Producers, Minister Says

    Alberta crop and livestock producers may suffer losses from floods affecting parts of the Canadian province, although officials won’t know the extent of damage until waters recede, Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson said.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Edward Snowden Is in a 'Safe Place' in Hong Kong

    The day after the U.S. government filed espionage charges against him, the first step in the process to have him extradited, Edward Snowden has revealed his current location -- to an extent. He is, surprisingly, in the same place he's always been. The South China Morning Post reports Snowden is still in Hong Kong. They don't elaborate where, though. Snowden is in a "safe place," he allegedly ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News


  1. (CNSNews.com) - "We will trust you only to the extent that you fulfill your promises," President Bush warned North Korea on Thursday.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CNSNews.com

  2. "I recognize how difficult it was to grasp the extent and complexity of the problem, to obtain reliable information and to make the right decisions in the light of conflicting expert advice," Benedict wrote. "Nevertheless, it must be admitted...
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "This will depend on to what extent the political parties will be flexible," Othman said in an interview. "But if they stay adamant to their demands then, in my opinion, it will be hard to go forward."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: The Associated Press

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