extent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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.

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Adjective[edit]

extent (comparative more extent, superlative most extent)

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

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

extent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of extō