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From Middle English coverage, equivalent to cover +‎ -age.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌv.əɹ.ɪdʒ/
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coverage (countable and uncountable, plural coverages)

  1. An amount by which something or someone is covered.
    Don't go to lunch if we don't have enough coverage for the help-desk phones.
    Before laying sod on that clay, the ground needs two inches of coverage with topsoil.
    The enemy fire is increasing – can we get some immediate coverage from those bunkers?
    There are overlapping coverages on your insurance policies.
  2. The amount of space or time given to an event in newspapers or on television.
  3. (genetics) The average number of reads representing a given nucleotide in the reconstructed sequence.
  4. The area covered by a mobile phone (cellphone) or other radio network,
  5. The signal strength, reception of a radio signal.
    Mobile phone coverage is poor in some areas.
  6. (sports) Defense