Extent has several meanings:

  • Extent (file systems), a contiguous region of computer storage medium reserved for a file
  • The period during which a variable has a particular value
  • Extent, a technical description of the wingspan of a bird, bat, or other flying animal
  • Extent, a writ allowing a creditor to seize or assume temporary ownership of a debtor's property; also, the actual seizure in its execution
  • Extent, (English, archaic) an assessment or valuation of property, usually for taxation.
  • Map extent, the portion of a region shown in a map.

Other articles related to "extent":

Spin Contamination - Contamination
... for an UHF wave function is The sum of the last two terms is a measure of the extent of spin contamination in the unrestricted Hartree–Fock approach and is always non-negative – the wave ... that employ an unrestricted wave function as a reference state and, to a much lesser extent, in the unrestricted Kohn–Sham approach to density ...
Scalar (computing) - Scope and Extent
... where in a program's text the variable may be used, while the extent (or lifetime) describes when in a program's execution a variable has a (meaningful) value ... The scope of a variable is actually a property of the name of the variable, and the extent is a property of the variable itself ... A variable name's scope affects its extent ...
The Peal As An Extent
... The term extent is now preferred to peal in this context, excepting performances on seven bells where the terms peal and extent are synonymous ... The extent on eight bells comprises 40,320 changes, and would be referred to today as a long length peal ...

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    To some extent I liken slavery to death.
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    Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
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