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extent

noun [U]  us   /ɪkˈstent/

extent noun [U] (AREA)

the area, length, or size of something: Approaching the airport, you could see the full extent of the island.

extent noun [U] (DEGREE)

the degree or limit of something; how great or severe something is: To some extent it was my fault, though I didn’t mean any harm. We didn’t know the extent of his injuries. It makes sense to a certain extent to write down everything.
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