extentnoun [ S or U ]uk /ɪkˈstent/ us /ɪkˈstent/
From the top of the Empire State Building, you can see the full extent of Manhattan (= the area it covers).
the extent to which
to the extent of
to the extent that
to the same extent
to what extent?
- The full extent of the damage only became evident the following morning.
- He unwound the rope to its full extent.
- Ethiopia and, to a lesser extent, Kenya will be badly affected by the drought.
- The mood of the meeting turned solemn when the extent of the problem became known.
- The extent of the flooding can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air.
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