Last modified on 9 July 2014, at 05:41

extent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman extente, from Old French estente (valuation of land, stretch of land), from extendre (extend), from Latin extendere (See extend.)

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

extent (plural extents)

  1. A range of values or locations.
  2. The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.
    The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.
  3. (computing) A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

extent (comparative more extent, superlative most extent)

  1. (obsolete) Extended.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

extent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of extō