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noun extent pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈstent/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the size and importance of a problem or situation
    extent of: We were shocked by the extent of the damage.
    The government underestimated the extent of the contamination.
    the full/true extent: Doctors still do not know the full extent of his injuries.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen
    the extent to which: The extent to which your diet is successful depends on your willpower.
    Languages vary in the extent to which they rely on word order.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the size or area of something
    Open the table to its fullest extent.
    in extent: almost an acre in extent

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