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Definition of Extent


  1. Extended.
  2. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
  3. Degree; measure; proportion.
  4. A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.
  5. A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.

Extent Quotations

In this life, we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices.
James E. Faust

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
Thomas Sowell

Regarding social media, I really don't understand what appears to be the general population's lack of concern over privacy issues in publicizing their entire lives on the Internet for others to see to such an extent... but hey it's them, not me, so whatever.
Axl Rose

It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it's great to be alive!
Christopher McCandless
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Extent Translations

extent in Italian is volume, dilatazione
extent in Norwegian is omfang, utstrekning
extent in Spanish is magnitud, perimetro
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