Meaning of “coverage” in the English Dictionary

"coverage" in British English

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coveragenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkʌv.ər.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈkʌv.ɚ.ɪdʒ/

coverage noun [ U ] (REPORT)

C1 media the reporting of a particular important event or subject:

What did you think of the BBC's election coverage?

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  • There's a good arts coverage in the newspaper, but not much political commentary.
  • I can remember watching live TV coverage of the first lunar landing, so that dates me .
  • The wedding received extensive coverage in the newspapers.
  • Sometimes it seems that press coverage of an event is inversely proportional to its true importance .
  • Satellite technology offers the opportunity, as never before, for continuous television coverage of major international events.

(Definition of “coverage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coverage" in American English

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coveragenoun [ U ]

us /ˈkʌv·ər·ɪdʒ/

coverage noun [ U ] (REPORTING)

the job and responsibility of reporting or writing about a particular subject for television, radio, or a newspaper or magazine:

The TV station is trying to improve its coverage of local news.

coverage noun [ U ] (PROTECTION)

the state or condition of being protected from financial loss, damage, accident, or having something stolen; insurance:

I’ve got $50,000 worth of coverage for the contents of my house.

(Definition of “coverage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"coverage" in Business English

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coveragenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkʌvərɪdʒ/ us

US also insurance coverage INSURANCE →  cover :

Compare these health insurance plans to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your needs.

COMMERCE the area in which a particular service is available, or particular goods are sold:

Check out the wireless service provider's coverage before you sign a contract.
Market coverage: our markets include East, Southeast and South Asia.

COMMUNICATIONS writing about a particular event or subject:

detailed/full/in-depth/wide coverage The press picked up the story and gave it wide coverage.
The President's gathering was closed to media coverage.

(Definition of “coverage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)