Definition for word extent.
Extent Ex*tent", a. [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See
Extended. [Obs.] --Spenser., Extent Ex*tent", n. [L. extentus, fr. extendere. See
1. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence,
superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of
country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
Life in its large extent is scare a span. --Cotton.
2. Degree; measure; proportion. ``The extent to which we can
make ourselves what we wish to be.' --Lubbock.
3. (Eng. Law)
(a) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the
crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor
may be seized to secure payment.
(b) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of
a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
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(file systems), a contiguous region
of computer storage medium reserved
for a file. the period during
and extent: free variables
(or lifetime) describes
when in a program's execution
- an extent
is a contiguous
area of storage
in a computer
for a file. system management software allocates
- extent. design: image:lvm1. svg , linux logical volume manager
(lvm) v1 most volume-manager implementations share
the same basic
- in any of several studies
the use of sign s - for example, in linguistics
, and semiotics
- modern records include
ice extent, ice area, concentration, thickness
and the age of the ice. the trends
in the records
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- a map extent
is the portion
of area of a region
show in a map . the limits
of a map extent
in the coordinate system
- in physical chemistry
, the extent
is a quantity
proceeds. it is usually
or efs is an older
extent-based file system
used in irix releases prior
5.3. it has been superseded
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