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extentnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /ɪkˈstent/
B2 area or length; amount: From the top of the Empire State Building, you can see the full extent of Manhattan (= the area it covers). We don't yet know the extent of his injuries (= how bad his injuries are). Rosie's teacher was impressed by the extent of her knowledge (= how much she knew). The River Nile is over 6,500 6,5000 kilometres in extent (= length).the extent to which C2 the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen: She had not realized the extent to which the children had been affected.to the extent of so strongly that: Some people hold their beliefs very strongly, even to the extent of being prepared to go to prison for them.to the extent that to a particular degree or stage, often causing particular results: Sales have fallen badly this year, to the extent that we will have to close some of our shops.to the same extent to the same degree as; as much as: The rich will not benefit from the proposed changes to the tax system to the same extent as the lower paid.to some extent B2 partly: To some extent, she was responsible for the accident.to such an extent so much: The car was damaged to such an extent that it couldn't be repaired.to what extent? how much: To what extent will the budget have to be modified? To what extent do you think he's aware of the problem?
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