The extent of something is the extent of its reach or impact. The extent of the problem is how much damage it will cause.

  • The extent of the damage is still unknown.

  • The extent of the damage was extensive.

Definition of extents


the distance or area or volume over which something extends


the point or degree to which something extends

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Example Sentences for extents

  • 1

    That's the extent of the alteration.

  • 2

    The extent of the conversion is debated.

  • 3

    The extent of the movement is vague.

  • 4

    It was a radical extention of the liberalist doctrine.

  • 5

    That is the extent of the difference between the two.

  • 6

    However, this is the extent of the leverage they wield.

  • 7

    The appeal was over the extent of the remedy.

  • 8

    The caveat could be the extent of this project.

  • 9

    The extent of adhesion formation is critical.

  • 10

    The extent of brutality is almost unbelievable.