Etymology
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extent (n.)

c. 1300, extente, "tax levied on value; value of property for taxation," from Anglo-French extente, estente "extent, extension;" in law, "valuation of land, stretch of land," from fem. past participle of Old French extendre "extend," from Latin extendere "to spread out, spread" (see extend). Meaning "degree to which something extends" is from 1590s.

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Definitions of extent

extent (n.)
the point or degree to which something extends;
the extent of the damage
to a certain extent she was right
the full extent of the law
extent (n.)
the distance or area or volume over which something extends;
the vast extent of the desert
an orchard of considerable extent
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