Etymology
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coverage (n.)

mid-15c., "charge for a booth at a fair," from cover + -age. The Middle English word fell from use (coverage is not in Century Dictionary, 1902). It was re-coined 1912, in American English, in the insurance sense " amount of protection given by a policy." Later extended to sports, media, etc.

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Definitions of coverage

coverage (n.)
the total amount and type of insurance carried;
Synonyms: insurance coverage
coverage (n.)
the extent to which something is covered;
the dictionary's coverage of standard English is excellent
coverage (n.)
the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television;
they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations
Synonyms: reporting / reportage
From wordnet.princeton.edu